I hurried home after picking up the kids today and couldn’t wait to eat lunch. My 3 yr old is asking if he can play with Play Dough and all I can think about is how fast I can feed them so I can eat. Play Dough is so messy…maybe he’ll forget after lunch. Nope, he didn’t. Meanwhile I’m making this yummy looking sandwich with prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella cheese, which is one of my faves, Then I cut up a fresh garden tomato, right from our own garden. As if that wasn’t good enough, I made a delicious Easy Creamy Avocado Lime Spread in 3 Min! to put on it. I topped it with arugula and viola! This incredible Prosciutto, Tomato, Cheese and Arugula Sandwich with Avocado Spread was born! Oh, my! This was a delectable tasting sandwich!
So, then at that very moment, I knew I’d have to blog about it! This sandwich was just looking too good to go not photographed…unnoticed to the world wide web. That just wouldn’t be fair to, well the world! It is a red, white and green sandwich for which Italians, like myself, would be proud. It’s a cross between prosciutto and arugula pizza -and- a Caprese sandwich without the basil. Whatever, you want to call it, it is fabulous! I’d rather eat this sandwich any day over a greasy, fast food low quality burger on the Dollar Menu, if that’s still around.
How to Make the Prosciutto, Tomato, Cheese and Arugula Sandwich with Avocado Spread
This taste of Italy sandwich is comprised of Prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella cheese, crusty Italian bread because to me, there is no other, all of which I bought from Costco, red ripe garden tomatoes, from our own garden and arugula. The creamy Avocado Spread is made from a fresh avocado, fresh lime juice, mayo, garlic powder, salt and pepper. The full recipe is at the bottom of this post.
It’s super easy and quick! It would take more time to sit through the drive thru at lunch time! this sandwich is so much healthier even with the white bread. You can substitute whole grain bread if you choose.
Another easy, quick and tasty sandwich I like to make for lunch is Tasty Reuben Pastrami on Rye Bread Sandwich. It’s pictured to the left and is really a dance party for your taste buds. My hubby loved it and yours probably will too.
So, I finally did finish the photo shoot and devoured the sandwich! All is good with a full belly of goodness. Then I got out the Play Dough for my son. A happy 3 yr old makes for a happy mommy too. But, Play Dough pieces all over the floor, not so much.
This yummy Prosciutto, Tomato, Cheese and Arugula Sandwich with Avocado Spread only takes minutes to make. The pairing of prosciutto and fresh mozzarella cheese with red ripe tomatoes, arugula and avocado are a great lunch combination. The creamy, lime-flavored avocado spread really adds dimension to this fresh tasty sandwich. Recreate a Euro cafe in your own kitchen in minutes.
I also brought this recipe to Meal Plan Monday #74 cause I’m a party girl!
Prosciutto, Tomato, Cheese and Arugula with Avocado Sauce
- 4-6 thin slices of Prosciutto di Parma or good quality prosciutto
- 2 crusty Italian bread rolls
- 4 slices of tomato
- 2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese, cut in half
- handful of Arugula
- 1 med size avocado, pit removed and mashed with a fork
- 4 tsp mayonnaise
- 2 tsp fresh lime juice
- dash garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine and stir the Avocado spread ingredients until smooth.
- Arrange the sandwich as follows: avocado sauce, mozzarella slices, tomato slices, prosciutto slices and top with arugula. Enjoy!
The avocado lime spread will discolor (get darker) after the avocado is cut. This is normal.