7.16.2012

Meatless Monday: Avocado, Apple & Brie Sandwich


Happy Monday! I don't know about you, but it was sooo hard to drag myself into work this morning. The combination of an incredibly busy week, along with too much indulgent food over the weekend, and the return of the extreme heat has left me feeling extra tired and blah. Thankfully, that craziness pretty much all consisted of fun stuff (well, minus the small altercation I had with an insane driver on Monday that left me sans passenger side mirror & the day that was filled with painful dental work) - Barb and I sang our hearts out at an amazing Fiona Apple concert; Mario and I had a delicious meal at La Gondola and attended a late night play; and I met up with a friend from high school (I hadn't seen him in 17 years!) for a fun night of conversation and Ethiopian.

The return of the extreme heat has also led to the return of my mini-cooking hiatus, so I've busted out all of my favorite no cook (or microwave only) recipes once again. Today's Meatless Monday dish is a simple recipe that highlights my two favorite fruits: avocados and apples. This is right up there with my other favorite sandwich (I go back and forth between which is my favorite, but really, they're both totally delicious) - it's flavorful, easy to assemble, and perfect for those hot weather days in which you don't want to turn on the oven. :-)


Avocado, Apple & Brie Sandwich
Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS
1/2 avocado
4 small slices of Brie
1/2 sliced apple (I usually use Granny Smith or Jazz)
2 slices of whole grain bread (a softer bread works best)
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Romaine lettuce

DIRECTIONS
1. Toast the bread slices and then drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

2. Mash the avocado onto one of the bread slices.

3. Layer the Brie and apple slices on top of the the avocado and top with the lettuce. 
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8 comments

  1. Hmm. This is a combination I've never had. Apples and brie, yes. But with avocado? Guess I'll have to give it a try.

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  2. these sound like really good flavors to put together. never tried it with the apple but that makes total sense.

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  3. Great sandwich and combination of flavors.

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  4. That is a tasty-looking sandwich. One step up from the avocado and tomato sandwiches which we really enjoy.

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  5. It sounds a little odd to pair the avocado with Brie & apples, but it's so delicious! I stumbled into the flavor combo by accident one day when I was eating a Brie/apple sandwich & some of my guacamole from the other side of the plate got on it. It led me down a path of playing with apples and avocado - they're so good together!

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  6. A crazy altercation that left you sans mirror?! Holy cow! People are definitely crazy on the roads -- I feel like I take my life in my hands every time I'm on the D.C. Beltway. Or on any local road, really.

    Love the sound of that sandwich -- and I feel you on not wanting to cook. It's 101 today -- nasty.

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  7. Sounds so good...I have the apples, got the brie...already scarfed my avocado so better make a run to the store!

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  8. @Meg: I know, right?! Some people should not be allowed on the roads. Ever.

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