Mini Open Faced Turkey Avocado Sandwiches
with Havarti cheese, cucumber and roasted red pepper mayo
French baguette bread, approx. 6-8 slices
Smoked turkey deli meat, cut into rectangles
Havarti cheese, cut into rectangles
Cucumber, peeled and cut with Mandoline slicer
1 Avocado from Mexico, sliced
4-5 Tablespoons mayo
7 oz. Cento roasted red peppers
Red pepper flakes for seasoning
1. Puree roasted red peppers and mix in with the mayo.
2. Slice baguette bread, turkey meat, cheese, avocado and cucumber.
3. Spread the roasted red pepper mayo on each baguette.
4. First layer with cheese, then a few slices of turkey, two slices of avocado and last, cucumbers slice.
5. Season to your liking with red pepper flakes or fresh black pepper.
6. Enjoy every single bite!
Monday's lunch got me all inspired after hearing about Chef’s Roll's March Madness style competition leading up to the Final Four. Their “Avocado Madness”, sponsored by Avocados From Mexico, is starting on March 1st with a line-up of 64 chefs who will develop avocado-inspired recipes through a possible 6 rounds of competition. Each week only half will make it through to the next round until there are only four remaining. From those finalists, two will be selected to travel to San Diego for a live head-to-head competition on April 11th, 2016 where the final contestants will create an avocado-inspired menu in front of the city’s best chefs and culinary press for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Eeeek!
Since my friends have been encouraging me to venture more into the cooking world, and after seeing this contest with a serious passion for avocados, I figured why the heck not?! So here you have it folks. First round's an avocado-inspired sandwich/wrap recipe, so for preparation today, I made mini open faced turkey avocado sandwiches with Havarti cheese, sliced cucumber, roasted red pepper mayo, sprinkled with red pepper flakes. I've been making this for years and usually I just do a regular sandwich with all the same ingredients but I wanted to create something more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. And this would be a killer hors d'oeuvre /appetizer for a lunch/dinner party. I'm digging this open faced sandwiches' versatility! What do you guys think? I'm ready to hork these bad boys down, stat!
Wishing everyone a great week! Check y'all later! 😉