Rustic Vegetable Baguette with Smashed Avocado

Broiled in minutes, this fancy five-ingredient sandwich serves four.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
loaf (1 pound) rustic sourdough baguette bread
1/3
cup Italian dressing
2
small ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
4
small tomatoes, sliced
6
ounces sliced Cheddar cheese

  • 1 Cut bread horizontally in half. Drizzle dressing on cut side of top half of bread. Place both halves on large cookie sheet.
  • 2 Mash avocados until slightly smooth. Spread avocado over bottom half of bread; top with tomato slices and cheese. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is slightly golden brown. Top with top half of bread. Cut loaf into 4 pieces.

Expert Tips

When buying avocados, choose ones that yield to gentle palm pressure. If the avocados are not ripe, place them in a paper bag with an apple, then pierce the bag in several places and let stand at room temperature a couple of days.

Serve with sweet potato chips and crunchy vegetables, such as zucchini, carrot and celery sticks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
525
(
Calories from Fat
315),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.