I love a good sandwich, and this is my current favorite. You chop up a small handful of fresh basil and smash it into a ripe avocado with a little lemon juice, salt, and peper, and some walnut parm if you have it. You thickly smear that on some excellent toast and top it with drippy slices of summer tomato and maybe another sprinkling of salt and pepper. And you've got a meal. It was breakfast on Monday before taking the dudes to swim lessons and lunch on Tuesday with a side of cold melon. I think you could even stick an ear of corn next to it and call it dinner - perfect for the sweltering days of ripe tomatoes.
Avocado Basil Sandwich Spread
makes: a scant cup or enough to generously spread on 4 sandwiches
takes: less than 5 minutes
- 1 ripe avocado
- about 3 tablespoon chopped basil
- 1/4 cup walnut parm
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Mash that all together and spread on good bread.