Thursday, October 17, 2013
Turkey Pesto Avocado Sandwiches
It has been a crazy week around here! I feel like I haven't had a single second to myself. In fact, I feel slightly guilty for taking the time to sit down and write this post. But, my oh-so-tired feet sorely need a minutes rest, so hammer away at this keyboard I will.
I'm busily trying to tie-up all my loose ends before the hubby and I fly the coop for a month. Doctor's appointments, vet appointments, hair appointments, finding Halloween costumes to take with us, making sure we have everything we need to travel, etc. All this while trying to fit in runs, Zumba classes, blogging, glasses of wine, and exhausted sighs. Argh! I'm ready for a vacation. 8 days!
I'd returned from Zumba Tuesday night around 7:15, needing to make something for dinner fast. As luck would have it, I just happened to have everything I needed in the house AND I'd made homemade pesto the day before. I assembled the sandwiches, threw them under the broiler for a couple of minutes, and dinner was served. Quick, super-easy, and so good!
And that's all I have time for. Really! I'm off to make a pot of soup to have ready for tonight's post-Zumba dinner :)
Ingredients (makes 2):
Multigrain baguette loaf
Pesto, homemade or store-bought
Deli-style thinly sliced turkey breast
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Turn the oven broiler on.
2. Cut baguette into large chunks. Cut chunks in half to create "slices". Using your fingers, scrape some of the bread's interior out. Spread pesto on the bread slices. On the "bottom" slices, layer turkey, and on top of the turkey, layer the avocado. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the avocado.
3. Place bread slices on a cookie sheet. Place under the broiler, and bake for 2-3 minutes, or until the mozzarella is melted and slightly browned. Serve immediately.