Avocado & Herb Sandwich

When I was growing up, an avocado sandwich was a quick, healthy fast lunch at home. I learned that from my dad. He was amazing at whipping up the most complicated meals, but when he was in a hurry, dad never stayed hungry. He knew how always to make healthy fast foods. So here I was today trying to figure out what to eat for lunch. Yesterday’s lunch was a Tortilla Española at the  Dali Museum. Today it will be my dad’s special, an avocado sandwich.

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Avocado & Herb Sandwich (Photo: Margarita Persico)

Avocado & Herb Sandwich

I had picked up a half dozen avocados at Sam’s Club. I’ll be using one. We had never shopped for food at Sam’s until recently. I’m a health food store and farmer’s market type of gal. But Sam’s getting better at bringing healthy, gluten-free and fresh greens. Last week we packed the shopping cart at Sam’s Club with other goods: organic baby kale and masculine greens. Hopefully, they will get more organic produce we can use though I will always buy at the farmer’s market. They are the best!

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Hass Avocado (Photo: thehealthydish.com / Margarita Persico)

This sandwich is easy to prepare. All you need for tools are a knife, a fork and a dish. You may toast your bread if you like.

Avocado & Herb Sandwich – The Original Fast Food

Avocado & Herb Sandwich


  • 1/2 avocado
  • Basil, tarragon or other herbs from your garden, or left over salad
  • Tomatoes, any type and optional
  • 2 slices of bread
  • Italian Basil pesto or Basil-Almond Pesto (optional) or olive oil


  1. Mash avocado with a fork.
  2. Toast bread. Spread toasts with olive oil or presto.
  3. Spread avocado and layer with herbs and tomato slices.
  4. Or simply make a mashed avocado and bread sandwich with a pinch of salt.

Italian Basil pesto or Basil-Almond Pesto (optional) or olive oil




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