Avo’s + char grilled veggies+ homemade bread = delectable sandwich

May 15, 2008

Let me tell you how my taste buds got hooked to this avocado sandwich and mesmerized me.
Few years back I had a golden opportunity to see one more continent in the southern hemisphere, yes South Africa, I was accompanying my husband on business trip for three weeks, It was a perfect holiday, smashing adventure and ample of time to relax.
No cooking and no baking.
Although we were provided with a fantastic serviced apartment still I didn’t bother to carry my lentils and masala box. But believe me we were not starving, On the contrary It was one of our best culinary journeys that we experienced.

With such an astronomical array of worldly cuisine at our fingertips, one finds every excuse to escape the heat of the kitchen in Randburg close to Jo burg.

Breakfast and dinner was always a lavish affair as my hubby wouldn’t dare to compromise his food for work, we both damned care about the calories, but my inner core of the heart would not dare me to gorge on heavy lunches. I was trying to rely more on natural food and more of fruits.

So one day casually strolling I bumped into a delicatessen serving freshly baked bread with a variety of sandwich filling, I came across this wonderful grilled sandwich generously topped with avocado and grilled veggies of ones choice, it was so delicious that I got hooked and I ate it every alternative day for three weeks. I guess u will also love it if u are die hard fan of avocados like me

So lets not waste time dwelling on my past memories. Roll up your sleeves and fire up your oven and have your grill pan ready.



1 ½ cup plain flour
1tsp- instant dry yeast
1tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
1 cup warm milk /water.

1 avocado
Bell peppers- Green, red and yellow
Button mushrooms
Eggplant ( optional)
Cheese slices
Lemon juice
Salt and pepper for seasoning


Bread- Mix together flour ,yeast, salt, sugar and gently knead to a soft dough adding warm water. keep kneading for at least 5 mins, more the better.

Keep the dough cover in warm place for 1 ½ hours.After the dough has risen double the size.Punch the excess air and shape the dough in to a desired shape and brush the top of the loaf with milk and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds (optional) .

Preheat the oven to 180 c and bake for 30 mins. To check if the bread is baked , tap the bottom of the loaf and if u hear a hollow sound that means your bread is done.

Avocado dip or guacamole.
Half the avocado and mash it with fork , Add lemon juice . Season it with salt and pepper.

Grill the veggies in grill pan and season them with salt and pepper.

Slice the bread , toast it and generously top the bread with guacamole, layer the grilled veggies, and cheeseeeeee !!!!!!

Enjoy and savor it.

This is my contribution to the sandwich festival hosted by

Anupama of

Pumpkin and rosemary loaf

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  • Reply easycrafts May 15, 2008 at 9:30 am

    A surprise for u at my blog

  • Reply Swati Raman Garg May 15, 2008 at 10:19 am

    see another one requiring oven .. but it looks so good.. i love sandwiches… got something for u in my blog…

  • Reply Medhaa May 15, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Looks great, should try this. Loce the home made bread.

  • Reply Rachel May 15, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I like that you baked the bread as well! isnt the aroma wonderful…

  • Reply ranji May 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    yummmmmmy sandwich…i would really love to have a BIG BITE of it:)….very good entry!!!

  • Reply Cham May 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I love this sandwich fully loaded of veg. The homemade bread look awesome…

  • Reply Uma May 15, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    lovely sandwich!

  • Reply Madhavi May 15, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Bread looks wongerful, awesome. Very nice recipe, yummy sandwich!!!

  • Reply Vanamala May 15, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Nice & neat recipe..lovely photos …iam sure it must be tasty

  • Reply Hetal May 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    nice recipe,home made bread is gr8!!
    Woild love to see u on my blog and get ur feedback.

  • Reply Divya Vikram May 15, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Avocado in a sandwich sounds interesting..Will try it for sure..

  • Reply meeso May 16, 2008 at 12:25 am

    That sounds good, I also love avocados!

  • Reply Kevin May 16, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I am just starting to get into avocados. A sandwich with fresh bread, grilled vegetables and avocado sounds both simple and tasty!

  • Reply SMN May 16, 2008 at 5:01 am

    I love sandiwich and if it is made with a fresh will be heven

  • Reply Passionate baker...& beyond May 16, 2008 at 8:54 am

    This looks fab POE. Wish we got avacados in India. Love the home-baked bread too; bookmarked.BTW, been thinking of you for the past few days ever since the earthquake hit your region. The scale of devastation broke my heart. Take care :0)

  • Reply Asha May 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Super sandwich, good looking too!:))

  • Reply Anupama May 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    That is one tempting sandwich Shibani. I have a craving for one such right now. And you made the bread too. I am amazed. I have great admiration for people who bake their own bread. Thanks for a fab entry. See you at the Roundup.

  • Reply Pearlsofeast May 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you dear friends for your wonderful notes.It makes my day.

  • Reply Namratha May 19, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    You baked the bread too, fabulous!! That is one hearty sandwich, I’ll have one please 😀

  • Reply Shilpa May 21, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Wow..looks great. I love baking breads. Will have to try this sometime.

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