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Grilled Avocado Sandwich + A Cookbook Review and Giveaway!

January 12, 2015


A couple of weeks ago, I was approached about reviewing a kosher cookbook. I had to pass because many of the recipes contained meat and I didn’t think I could do a good review only sampling a select few. The publisher instead asked if I’d like to review their kosher cookbook focusing on dairy — if you don’t know a lot about keeping kosher, if there’s dairy then there’s no meat! Meaning Dairy Made Easy is pretty perfect for a dairy-loving vegetarian like myself.

Grilled Avocado Sandwich from @Hiddenfruitnveg

I’m not Jewish, so I obviously don’t keep kosher or know everything about it, but I was excited to learn a little more flipping through the book. In the back there’s a list of recipes that can also be made pareve, which is a dish containing neither dairy nor meat (so that they can be paired with a meat dish or a dairy dish). If you make the right choices (like choosing an eggless mayo), then many of the pareve recipes are even vegan! I did find one non-vegetarian recipe in the book (contains fish) but considering this isn’t made specifically for vegetarians, I think being able to make all but one recipe is pretty amazing. Most standard cookbooks that I’ve seen just have one, small lackluster chapter on meatless meals.

Grilled Avocado Sandwich from @Hiddenfruitnveg

I chose to make the grilled avocado sandwich, which was a great choice. I was sold when I saw they made it on a waffle iron in the photo – grilled cheese on a waffle iron is a childhood favorite of mine! I also paired it with green beans with crunchy Parmesan — but to get that recipe, you’ll need to buy the book! The pages are the glossy texture I love in a cookbook because I can wipe away any spills, plus there’s a gorgeous photo to go with each recipe. I also loved the styling (you can see a preview on the Amazon page of a couple recipes) and the helpful tips they pair with some of the recipes. Even better, the publisher provided a second copy for a giveaway! Enter in the Rafflecopter below the recipe. Be patient, as sometimes it can take a little while for Rafflecopter to load. Open to US residents only.

Grilled Avocado Sandwich from @Hiddenfruitnveg

5.0 from 1 reviews

Grilled Avocado Sandwich
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Serves: 3 sandwiches
 

Ingredients
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread (see note) or GF bread
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ⅛ – ¼ kosher salt
  • pinch coarse black pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
  • Muenster cheese
Garlic Dressing
  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¾ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp mustard
  • ⅛ tsp Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions
  1. Mash the avocado with a fork and mix in the lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Prepare the garlic dressing by combining the dressing ingredients and blending with an immersion blender until smooth (I used a small food processor).
  3. Spread avocado over 3 slices of bread. Top with tomato, drizzle with dressing, add the Muenster cheese, and top with the remaining bread slices.
  4. Spread butter on the outside of the bread or grease a panini maker or waffle iron. Add the sandwiches and cook until the bread is golden and the cheese is melty.

Notes
Warning: this sandwich is a little messy when cooking. Let it cool for a minute or two before eating to minimize extra mess.
There’s plenty of avocado that you could stretch this across 4 sandwiches, if desired. I LOVED the extra avocado by making 3 sandwiches as written.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich

Grilled Avocado Sandwich from @Hiddenfruitnveg

 

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Note: I received a free copy of the cookbook to review plus a copy to giveaway. I was not compensated in any other way for my time and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links to buy the cookbook.

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27 Comments
    Holly E Jan 21, 2015

    I love ice cream.

    Crystal Rose Jan 21, 2015

    I like yogurt a lot.

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    Lisa Stover Jan 20, 2015

    I’m a huge fan of any kind of cheese. I have to eat it in some way everyday 🙂 There is nothing like a chunk of Seriously Sharp Cheddar for a snack.

    Julia Jan 20, 2015

    I seriously need to start waffle ironing my sandos. Plus that book needs to be on my shelf. Over and out. 🙂

    Ashley (QLCC) Jan 19, 2015

    I love the idea of using a waffle iron for a grilled sandwich! So cool!

    Starla B Jan 18, 2015

    That’s a hard question, but I would have to say eggs. I love eggs!!! That sandwich looks so good!

    ET Pruitt Jan 18, 2015

    Ice cream is my favorite.

    marilyn Jan 18, 2015

    cheese

    shirley Jan 17, 2015

    I do like sour cream and sometimes cheese.

    Alison H. Jan 16, 2015

    Any kind of cheese…any kind!!!!

    michelle k Jan 15, 2015

    I eat yogurt everyday for lunch

    Carolsue Jan 14, 2015

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    I hate this new Rafflecopter where you can’t edit anything!

    Carolsue Jan 14, 2015

    Mine is any kind of cheese! I love cheese!

    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health Jan 14, 2015

    I’ve never heard of making a grilled sandwich with a waffle iron but I LOVE the idea!! And the avocado sounds delicious too!

    jacquie Jan 14, 2015

    ice cream!

      Kelly Jan 13, 2015

      I think Greek yogurt or sour cream would work pretty well. The dressing is meant to be pretty drizzly (like a salad dressing would be), so I think it’s easier to swap something else in. Plus the garlic adds an incredible punch of flavor, so I don’t think you’d notice the tanginess from yogurt.

    Isadora @ she likes food Jan 12, 2015

    Growing up I went to a kosher summer camp, so I was very used to the no meat and dairy rule! This sandwich sounds so good and I love that you made it in a waffle maker!

    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Jan 12, 2015

    Isn’t avocado SO good on grilled cheese sandwiches? I am also loving the sound of that dressing. I may have to try out a vegan version (which totally defeats the purpose of this cookbook..oops!) 😉

    Annie @Maebells Jan 12, 2015

    What a great meal! I love all of the flavors here!

      Kelly Jan 12, 2015

      Thanks! What’s your favorite way to eat dairy, Annie?

    Angie Jerde Jan 12, 2015

    I am a big fan of greek yogurt, oh and I love cheese!