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Picnic Sandwiches with Bacon, Tomato and Avocado

tomato and avocado picnic sandwiches

picnic sandwiches with bacon, tomato and avocadoThis recipe is a variation on the Garden Tomato & Avocado Picnic Sandwiches in Amy Reiley’s award-winning aphrodisiac cookbook, Romancing the Stove. We thought it captured the romance of spring flavors (and would make a rather aphrodisiac treat when packed on a picnic for two!). The original is completely vegetarian however, we added our own twist for carnivores by layering with super sexy bacon. And as a nod to spring and summer produce, we recommend adding thin slices of breakfast radish.

tomato and avocado picnic sandwiches

Bacon, Tomato and Avocado Picnic Sandwiches

Course: Lunch, Snack
Dish Type: sandwich
Cooking Style: Easy, fast
Diet and Health: healthy-ish
Seasonal: summer
Ingredient: Bacon
Servings: 2
Created by: Amy Reiley
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp whipped or softened butter
  • 10 slices garden tomato (about 1 medium tomato)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 4 slices smokey bacon
  • 4 breakfast radishes thinly sliced (optional)
  • to taste salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Thinly spread 2 slices of bread with the butter. (Use just enough butter to cover the slice.)
  2. Top each buttered slice with tomato slices.
  3. Sprinkle the tomato with salt and pepper to taste then add the (optional) radish slices and 2 strips of bacon to each.
  4. Remove skin from the avocado and mash to a chunky paste.
  5. Spread half the avocacdo on each of the 2 remaining bread slices.
  6. Form sandwiches, cut in half and either serve immediately or pack up for a picnic. (Sandwiches will last for about 4 hours.)