Sandwich Heaven

30 Apr

This past Saturday I was grocery hopping and along with the regular food items picked up French Bread, Lavash  and Laughing cow spreadable cheese. I am not a fan of these things but the ingredients didn’t seem bad. I was planning to make my usual Orzo soup . I was boiling water when I spotted a perfectly innocent Fennel bulb, some ripe avocados and a Meyer Lemon. I quickly made the soup but skipped on the orzo. Instead I roasted the fennel , made an avocado paste with fresh lemon and a wonderful sandwich was born. This is a keeper. It is filling, delicious , quick to make and probably nutritious.

Roasted Fennel and Avocado Sandwich


1 Fennel bulb

1 large ripe Avocado

Good quality French bread/ sourdough would work as well.

Spreadable Cheese / Mayo

2 Tbsp EVOO

1 heaped Tbsp Pesto (I used my homemade but you can use store bought ones)

1/2 white onion cut into thin rings

Juice from 1 Lemon

a handful of Cilantro

1/4 tsp Paprika

Salt/Pepper to taste


Cut the Fennel into small wedges . Toss it with a tablespoon of EVOO , salt and roast in the oven for 20 minutes @ 350 degrees. I used my toaster oven and cooked @375 degrees. The fennel gets cooked evenly and browns every so slightly.

Mash the avocado and add another tablespoon of EVOO.  Add salt, pepper, paprika , cilantro, lemon juice to this and keep.


Toast the bread first so that it is easy to work with. You know the drill. Spread the cheese on one side. Spread the avocado sauce on top of this. Place the roasted fennel on here. Add some onions. Spread the pesto on the lid. Close and toast in a panini grill.

Bon Appetit!

I’ll come back and upload a picture tonight.


One Response to “Sandwich Heaven”

  1. meenasehar May 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    sounds amazing!

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