Open Face “California Club”

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Lunch, SIdes, Whats on My Plate | 1 comment

Open Face “California Club”

Fast food restaurants aren’t one of the places you want the majority of your food to come from.  But I understand why people do it, it is convenient.  In college we used to get Jimmy John’s all the time, my favorite was the Turkey Tom.  Now that I am older and wiser, I occasionally get Jimmy John’s but now I get the Beach Club “Unwrap”(Jimmy John’s term for lettuce wrap) one of the reasons I love Jimmy John’s is I can switch up the sandwich however I want and they don’t up-charge or roll their eyes at me(I am the queen of ordering “off the menu” aka changing restaurants recipes).  I usually take off the turkey, mayo and cheese(I LOVE cheese but you never taste it on sandwiches like this, so why bother?) add extra tomato, request no lettuce but extra sprouts.  I had no idea how much I loved sprouts until I had a Jimmy John’s sandwich.  In fact I probably never would have tried them, had I not had them at Jimmy John’s!  I must admit I am a little biased about Jimmy John’s because my brother owns two shops in Michigan, but come on, you gotta support the family business 🙂

I made this open-faced version of  “Beach Club” after a very exciting trip to Whole Foods.  I went there about two weeks ago, there was a ton of local produce all at a really good price.  Summer is a great time to buy organic and local because you usually find it really affordable.  As usual I was craving avocados so I bought the ingredients to make my guacamole and purchased some beautiful tomato and cucumber as well.  I got home and made this for an afternoon snack.  It tasted so good, I made it the next day and the day after that, and now I think it will be in the regular rotation of lunches and snacks I have.

I know I eat a lot of avocados and some people are really worried about their high fat content, remember 2/3 of the fats from avocado are monounsaturated-fat which means they are the good, heart healthy fats.  They do have a high calorie count so if you are trying to lose weight then I wouldn’t eat 3 a day, but you can include them in your diet and still be successful in losing weight, just eat them in moderation.

I hope you enjoy this open-faced sandwich as much as I did, it’s very refreshing for the summertime.  If you are having it as lunch I would add some sliced fruit or a side salad to help fill you up for the afternoon!

Ingredients:

  • Sprouted Ezekiel Sesame Bread(one slice)
  • 2 Tbsp. guacamole or 1/4 sliced avocado
  • 1/8 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/8 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/8 cup sprouts
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Toast the bread if desired, then spread guacamole or avocado on top
  2. Add chopped tomato and cucumber onto guacamole or avocado, then pile sprouts on top.
  3. Season with a little salt and pepper and enjoy!

 

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  1. Sounds delicious! Will definitely have to try 🙂
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