Grilled Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella!



Currently we are experiencing extremes of temperatures which are considered dangerous for any outside activity, being advised to stay inside if possible during the worst part of the day (noon through three). According to our weather person the highs have been 104 (40 C) with heat indexes of up to 114 degrees (46 C).

Well I can tell you, it's not much better when you step outside at 10 in the evening to walk the dog. That being said, we are trying to keep the oven from being on too much and preparing cooler meals.

Here is a cool lunch, grilled just for a bit, but the kitchen didn't get hot.

Raw ingredients are simple - avocodo, tomato, mozzarella cheese and sourdough bread.




See how easy? Just layer it all on the bread..........



Place on a grill pan. This is the wonderful Calphalon grill pan Doug got me...a great pan that gets lots of use here. I put a pat of butter in the pan so you'd have a coating for the sourdough.




To press the sandwiches into the grill grooves, I place a dinner plate atop the bread and gently balance a two liter bottle of soda, for the weight.



See the lovely grill marks...looks like I have a Panini press.



Serve with kiwi fruit and canteloupe.........



A relatively healthy lunch and a cool one to boot.

9 comments:

Le laquet said...

Yum and that pan looks amazing too Tina ... I love the whole hot grilled bread with creamy avacado and cold tomatoes - delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE your sandwich .. and I must say your ingenuity for the panini press is just terrific:)

Wandering Coyote said...

Sorry about your head wave! That would just kill me. The sandwich looks great!

Pierce said...

It was a good sandwich. Would Simon eat avocado?! It's green :-)

Donna, you have to be careful the soda doesn't roll off and just have a disater. I would have been so irritated!

WC - do you get decent avocados in British Columbia?

Wandering Coyote said...

Actually, right about now we are getting some decent avocados, but they are about $1 a piece.

A World in a PAN said...

summerly, fresh, and inviting!

Le laquet said...

Actually, surprisingly he will eat avocado - he just makes these rules up as he goes along you know!

Pierce said...

Oh, a dollar each on avocados. I think the greens we have now are 2 for $1.79. Not the hard grren ones, more blackish on the outside with that lovely soft grren fruit inside.

Laura - you're correct, perfect for summer heat!

Jo, you crack me up....he's making it up as he goes along reminded me of The Life of Brian.

Le laquet said...

You are so right T it's very much a case of "he's not the Messiah, he's just a very naughty boy!"

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