A satisfying open-face vegetarian sandwich with avocado, almonds and mushrooms.
A satisfying open-face vegetarian sandwich with avocado, almonds and mushrooms.
I'd give this sandwich a 4.5* rating for being quick delicious and healthy. The only change I made was to the mushrooms. I sauteed them until lightly browned, then added about 1/2 tsp of Chipotle puree and a splash of dark tequila (yes tequila!)to the pan. Let the alcohol evaporate and voila, this recipe just got kicked up a notch. I'll make this often. Thanks for sharing.Read More
I didn't care very much for this. I like all of the ingredients, but they didn't seem to go together. The flavors and textures did not combine for some reason. The only changes I made was using a 100 calorie bagel thin half and cut the amount of almonds in half and it was plenty. Overall, it was just very dry! The only thing that made this a melt was that there was a piece of cheese on top.Read More
I'd give this sandwich a 4.5* rating for being quick delicious and healthy. The only change I made was to the mushrooms. I sauteed them until lightly browned, then added about 1/2 tsp of Chipotle puree and a splash of dark tequila (yes tequila!)to the pan. Let the alcohol evaporate and voila, this recipe just got kicked up a notch. I'll make this often. Thanks for sharing.
Yummy little guys! I did mine on whole grain & flax english muffins - I thought it might need a sturdy base. After discussing this sandwich with a couple of people from the recipe exchange (Hi!), we decided it needed some 'schmear,' so I used a little basil mayo, which was excellent. Thanks for the recipe!
Fabulous sandwich that's easy to put together for a quick lunch! I added a bit of Hellman's light mayo to the toasted bread. I also seasoned my tomato with a bit of salt and cracked black pepper. I added some basil leaves as well. Overall, very good.
Delicious and healthy. I think next time I might serve the tomato on the side and lightly saute the mushrooms. I added a squirt of lemon because I love lemon with avocado. Thanks for the quick and flavourful recipe.
Fast, easy and delicious! I omitted the almonds, but did everything else as said, and my mom and I loved it! I agree with the other comments on sautéing the mushrooms beforehand, but even without, they were great! Will definitely make this again!!
what a great vegetarian sandwich! too bad I'm a downright carnivore, I added some microwavable chicken strips and substituted some extra virgin olive oil instead of almonds, but it still tasted great! healthy too!
Flavors taste so good together. Also great in a wrap.
This was delicious. I added a little olive oil mayo with basil and sauteed the mushrooms first. Even my picky kids gobbled this right up!
I didn't care very much for this. I like all of the ingredients, but they didn't seem to go together. The flavors and textures did not combine for some reason. The only changes I made was using a 100 calorie bagel thin half and cut the amount of almonds in half and it was plenty. Overall, it was just very dry! The only thing that made this a melt was that there was a piece of cheese on top.
Simple, fresh taste; easy to adjust flavors for any palate. This recipe makes enough for four SMALL sandwhiches. Double the ingredients if you are using full-sized bread or want a very hearty sandwhich.
Great lil idea for lunch I added sliced turkey
I really liked this recipe but thought it needed a bit of something. Next time I may try adding a bit of mayo on the toasting the bread/buns and salt and pepper on the tomato before. I loved the fact that it is a healthy sandwich
Yum!!!! This is easy and delicious. Great for a quick dinner that still looks and tastes impressive. Add a caesar salad for some crunch. Also, I used kalamata olive artisan bread from the bakery because I think good bread in a dish like this makes all the difference.
This is a great, easy recipe. I have been making this for years except I make mine with a hearty french bread, tomatoes, avocado, bacon and top it off with provolone cheese. My kids call it an ABC sandwich.
This was delicious! Followed other reviewers' advice and sauted the mushrooms with some garlic powder before putting the sandwiches together. The wife loved them, so I'll definetly be making these again!
I've had this recipe in my RB forever and finally made it today after my morning walk. I followed the recipe as directed just had no almonds. It was certainly Californian. A nice combination of flavors, just the bread was dry and needed some kind of moist flavoring. I did lightly salt and pepper the avocado. I did try a little dab of Dijon while eating, but that overpowered the creamy avocado taste. I like the idea of hummus, but not something I always have on hand. A little spiced up light mayo might be nice. I am going to give this another try, because the combination is really great and tasty. However will use some sauteed mushrooms with a little garlic and basil. This is a great concept...just need to find that extra something it needs.
These were good, but nothing spectacular. I added sliced turkey to them at the base and put extra cheese at the top. Excellent ideas!
This is a good vegetarian sandwich. I did some changes. I used chiabata bread, added mayo, sautéed a mix of mushrooms and onion I had leftover. I did put lemon and salt on the avacado which I was worried about but I'm glad I did. I used pepper jack on one cheddar in another and a mix of both on the other. All were good. Next time I think I will use spicy mayo. Cream cheese in place of mayo would be good too. If you have to have meat turkey can be easily added.
My husband and I loved this recipe eventhough I made a few changes. I sautéed the mushrooms with some onion and garlic cloves using cooking spray, I used sliced Havarti instead of Swiss and added a few slices of turkey. It was delicious! We had it with a small bowl of soup and some watermelon for a nice light dinner. :)
I make these all of the time! They're so easy and quick to put together. I agree with other reviewers though - definitely saute the mushrooms for a little something extra.
Awesome! I am going to try this in a whole grain wrap w/ a ceasar dressing and romaine lettuce leaves!
Excellent. Also great as a breakfast with an over easy or poached egg instead of almonds. Mmm
This is so different from the typical sandwich I eat. But, I love this one! It is so flavorful. I have made it with english muffins and flat bread. Be sure and toast is as the instructions say for the best results.
I just made these. My husband and I loved them for a Sunday lunch. Here are the changes I made: used whole wheat sliced bread (I didn't have anything fancier). A very thin scraping of light mayo on each slice, followed by three slices of avocado, some sauteed sliced red onion and mushrooms, a thin smear of dijon mustard (I tried it with and without the mustard and liked it better with - but use a light hand); sliced roma tomatoes followed by a hefty helping of freshly cracked black pepper. A teaspoon of crumbled tomato basil on each slice and a teaspoon of blanched slivered almonds. Toasted in our toaster oven. These were delicious, relatively healthful and a DEFINITE make-again. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
Great recipe. The melts taste good, they're good for you, and they're easy to make. No surprises here - the sandwiches taste just as you'd expect them to. If you like avocado, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese, this one is a winner.
Delicious and easy! I spread a thin layer of hummus on the bread and layered the mushrooms on top of that so they wouldn't fall out. Dijon mustard would work well too. I also salted the avocado and tomato. I used alfalfa sprouts instead of almonds, but I'll try it with the almonds at some point. Avocado and mushroom is one of my favorite combos, and the Swiss just adds that extra special something. A definite keeper.
I sauteed the mushrooms in a little olive oil. I placed a slice of avocado and tomato on top of a toasted whole wheat English muffin, added some sauteed mushrooms, and chopped walnuts, then drizzled a little balsamic vinegar over the sandwich (eliminates the need for mayo). I added the cheese and one slice of crumbled fried bacon (may use pre-packaged real bacon bits) and put in the oven to broil as instructed. Makes a great breakfast.
try it on a bagel instead.
Very good. My boyfriend enjoyed it thoroughly! Wouldn't change anything on it.
Whoa these were killer!! I've made these a couple times..the breads I've used vary from whole grain roles to ciabatta bread...it seems anything goes! I always saute the mushrooms first, sometimes I use cheddar or provolone, all depends on what I have in. But this is now my favorite way to eat avocado! Thanks Ornery! :)
Very yummy! Needed some flavoring so I added hummus on the muffin and some salt and pepper to the tomato. Like others, I sauteed the mushrooms. Took the advice of another reviewer and used the whole grain and flax muffin. Delicious! I've already made twice.
I made it as a pannini! Oh my! It is truly wonderful that way, all toasty and warm throughout. Changed the textures and I loved it.
This recipe is delish, easy and quick. I didn't use the nuts but I added turkey (from the deli) instead.
YUm I loved it! my husband said it was great too (although I added hot sauce to his). I like to make this when I am baking since my oven is already hot
Very delicious, healthy, quick and easy to make sandwich. Yum!
I made this for my husband thinking he would like something healthy and wholesome, but it was definitely lacking in flavor. He liked all of the ingredients but it needs a meat item to tie it all together. I guess for a vegetarian, its a great option but for meat lovers, I would suggest using an alternative recipe.
So delicious! I made this for lunch today and was so anxious to eat it, I forgot the mushrooms. Next time I'll add them and I'm sure it will be even better. I loved the crunch from the almonds.
These were great although I did make a few changes to suit my family's taste. I omitted the mushrooms (I love them, husband and kids do not) added a little ranch dressing and used provolone instead of swiss cheese. Thanks for a great recipe.
I thought this was great. Very quick, easy, and healthy meal to fix after work. I read another review that said it needed some "schmear," and I agree with this. Next time, I may mash the avocados to make a spread to put on the bread first, or maybe dijon mustard. It just needed a sauce of some sort to bring it all together.
AMAZING! These are a must try!
Served these delectable sandwiches over double fiber bread and served two slices per person. Made a delicious, filling and very satisfying meal. Will definitely make again.
MMMM, what tasty little creations! I decided to try this while hubby was out of town, he would not be too keen on this for dinner! I scaled the recipe down for just myself, but made 2 mini sandwiches. Like others, I sauteed my mushrooms in some garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. I used 2 small pieces of marbled rye bread, put dijon on one and a little mayo on the other. I left out the almonds as I only had whole ones. I really would have liked to have spread with hummus, but didn't have any made. Next time, I will do that for sure as I think that combo will be fantastic! I never would have thought to put these simple items together, but just loved it, they were excellent and I can't wait to make again!
i liked this club. this would be great with a horseradish spread: 1 teaspoon of Bubbies or your favorite horseradish and mix with 1/4 cup of sour cream and salt and pepper to taste....yummmm. Although I am not vegetarian, I do love "Ground chicken breast patties" grilled. This would make a fabulous addition.
Love the crunch from the toasted almonds!!! Did everything exact except adding some seasoning on the tomatoes. Delicious!!
Nice, simple sandwich.
A Simple, healthy, yummy lunch or snack. I spread the ingredients on an 8 inch tortilla, rolled it up and heated it in the microwave. It was delicious.
Loved it! I used my homemade pesto with olive oil on toasted bread, then mozzarella instead of swiss..deeeelish!
This has quickly become one of my favourite lunches of all time. Personally, i sauté the mushrooms in some butter and garlic for added flavour. I live in philadelphia so fresh baked hoagie rolls from my local bakery are my bread of choice (good bread is ALWAYS the key to a good sandwich). I just love it.
Delicious... just be sure to salt the avocado first.
Altho being meat lovers we topped this ontop of burgers. Sauted the mushrooms with alittle onion and a clove of garlic, then chopped. Mashed the avocado with seasonings. Excellent flavors.
This was fabulous and got so many vegetables in there it was amazing. This is going to become one of my regular lunch selections on the weekend over the winter.
This makes a great light dinner and has become a favorite of the family... Is easy tasty and healthy....
I sauteed mushrooms in butter and added a little bit of mayo. Very easy and satisfying.
Very good,use garden fresh tomatoes
I used multi grain English Muffins, garden fresh tomatoes, Alpine Lace Swiss Cheese, skipped the mushrooms. This was a very enjoyable; will make again when a quick lunch is needed. Thanks for posting.
I pre toasted the bread just a touch then added whipped cream cheese with chives before layering . Also sautéed the Mushrooms . White Wine or Champagne for a summer lunch with girl friends. Was wonderful. Thanks Ornery.
Pretty bland....need to add imaginative ingredients
It was easy and quick to make, not too many ingredients and final product was delicious, will be making again.
This is really a great simple sandwich. I use jalapeno cheese bagels for heat, herb cream cheese, and thin slice red onion instead of the mushrooms. I also use provolone cheese. The cream cheese makes it ooey gooey good.
This was a nice, light sandwich. Very easy to throw together.
This is a great recipe for a quick and easy lunch. I used bagel thins, and added bacon to my husband's but not mine. As per the advice of other reviewers, I sauteed the mushrooms in advance of broiling the sandwiches.
didn't make changes,will not make again
Amazing sandwich. I put it on an English muffin and omitted the almonds. I also took others suggestions and served it with a little basil mayo (homemade) on the side! Quick, easy and delicious. I was worried about the mushrooms but because the sandwich was broiled, they cooked up just great! Definitely recommend!!!
Healthy, easy, and good flavor, but just not ENOUGH flavor for me as written. I'm not sure if I'll try this again.
It was good but next time I'll make it better by making the toast with garlic butter. I will also saute the mushrooms and use grated cheese so the cheese melts into the sandwich then top it with a slice of Swiss. I did add olives to this recipe that gave it a subtle sweetness.
I haven’t tried it yet but sounds delish. I think it would be great on a toasted English muffin
This is bland. I love everything in this sandwich when taken separately and my husband, God bless him, pulled this recipe just to try something new. We're pretty healthy, been vegetarians for years, but this just fell flat for us. I think if you put chipotle or a pesto or something to make it zing a bit more, then it would be decent. Not great. Decent.
I was just looking for something to do with 1 avocado, and I stumbled upon this recipe. It is lunchtime here, so I'd thought I'd give it a go. I did not have any mushrooms, so I had to omit those, but that was my only change. I really enjoyed this, though I thought it could use a little salt and pepper, but that's my personal preference. This made a great, healthy lunch! Thanks for sharing. :)
Very little flavor. Maybe this would be better with thick, bakery bread and fresh tomatoes from the garden but would still need spices or additional ingredients.
This is really a great little sandwich. I really like it with the mushrooms sauteed, like many others. It also needs a little spread (I like mayo) and some sprouts of some kind on top. A slice of turkey is also really good on this.
I skip the almonds and still enjoy the crunch on an open faced bagel and add a bit of Romaine lettuce.
Absolutely fantastic! I sautéed the mushrooms with a little butter before layering it on top of the avocado. Used Gauda with cheese and olives. Skipped the tomatoes and almonds.
I gave this 3 stars as written. I'm sorry but a sandwich which includes tomato and avocado just absolutely needs bacon. We're not vegetrians at all and this sandwich is similar to one we have for dinner. I use San Luis Cracked Wheat Sourdough with home made mayo from the mayonnaise recipe put out by the Wesson Oil company in the 1930s. We'll have it topped with either pepper jack or sharp Cheddar. There is just something about melted broiled cheese over the tomato that puts it over the top.
I mashed the avocado into a rough paste adding a drizzle of olive oil and dashes of salt and pepper.
Easy, no fuss, great taste! I find the almonds optional & salt is subject to the type of bread used. I lightly toasted multigrain bread with a little butter & find the taste just right although a light sprinkle of salt or mayo would probably enhance it further.
Made this sandwich and absolutely loved it! Very easy, tasty, and fast. Used my toaster oven which was perfect for one person. Next time will add a little spinach for fun!
These needed something. As written, these are bland and a little dry. I liked how quick and healthy they were, but we were underwhelmed.
simple, with some of my favorite flavors! a keeper for lunch ideas, definitely
Sauteed the mushrooms first, added olive oil mayo. Delicious!
Even better with bacon, red onion and a hard boiled egg.
good, but missing something. I put balsamic vinegar on the bread and it was better.
This was a great healthy summer brunch! I changed it up a little with jarlesburg cheese and left out the mushrooms and almonds for sprouts. I also added a little salt and pepper to the top. It was tasty and a crowd pleaser :)
,.. Great, but where's the taste¿? Any seasoned suggestions?
I used English Muffins and skipped the almonds. Absolutely fabulous!!
Good the first time a recipe reads. Second time, sauteed the mushrooms and added ranch dressing to the toast before the avocado. DELICIOUS!! Next time may add a little shredded chicken! BTW, used fontina cheese the second time.
Not crazy about it, no taste
These were terrific. I got a couple of "homemade" English Muffins from a little country store that's popular near where I live in Maine, toasted them and topped them with a smear of my garlic mayonnaise, that I make about once week, and mushrooms that I grilled and the tomatoes. My husband who will not touch an avocado unless it involved a live saving challenge said nix to that, so I added a sliced hard boiled egg to his and the avocado to mine. I had a taste of his and they were both equally as good. I'll make them again for sure!
OK, but needs some flavor. We decided we'd make again but use a cheese with some taste to it & make a sauce or maybe put some mayo with the avocado because the bread tasted dry.
Just add your fav meat and it would be awesome!!
An excellent blend of flavors. We tweeked it a lil bit by using thin chicken breasts as the base, instead of bread. Absolutely delicious!
This was so easy to make! I used ciabatta bread and Portobello mushrooms and it was delicious! I wish I remembered to take a photo. I couldn't find alpha sprouts to top it with so I used micro greens instead (which I know isn't a part of the recipe, but I think it really added to the sandwich). Next time I make this, I think I'll sautee the mushrooms in butter just a tad for a little moisture and so that the mushrooms aren't so chewy. But it's good just the way it is.
We loved this! I did add a thin slice or two of chicken. I think it added a little something. Either way. Delicious sandwich. Thank you for sharing!!
Easy. Flavorful and light. Even my 21 month year old dug it.
Took the recommendation of another to sauté the mushrooms. Absolutely the best thing to do. I’m going to make it again tonight.
I added a slice of sweet onion and lightly salted. Delicious!
I liked it.
Love it! Am making it again today!!
I made this sandwich. It was so good. Next time I'll sautee the mushrooms before adding. This is a good and filling sandwich for meatless Monday.