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Fast Food Mondays – Prosciutto, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

With Christmas quickly approaching, I’m guessing many in the expat community are gearing up for the long flights back home.  Whether you’ll be travelling abroad to exotic getaways full of adventures, or flying home for that long-awaited family reunion, or celebrating in Hong Kong with family and friends, the holiday season is always electric with good cheer.  

While your packing, or prepping for the many feasts to come, why not unwind with a simple, healthy sandwich to take some of the stress away?  I love whipping up this sandwich when there’s only 5 minutes to make dinner and I crave something instantly satisfying.  Patience, is not a virtue I am accustomed to when it comes to food.  And really, who can blame me for wanting to take a bite of this savoury and creamy prosciutto avocado sandwich immediately?

What you’ll need:

  • Fresh ciabatta bread (I like ones with olives in it)
  • Thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 avocado
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 5-6 olives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • olive oil
  • coarse salt and pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction (optional)

Slice the ciabatta in half and toast.  Drizzle with some olive oil.  Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub the cut section roughly on the toasted bread.  This will infuse the bread with a hint of garlic without being too overpowering. 

Cut cherry tomatoes into halves or quarters.  Slice avocado into slivers and arrange on one of the halves of toasted bread.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over the avocado and top with a layer of cherry tomatoes.  Also, slice the olives to arrange in a layer with the tomatoes.  You can also drizzle some creme de balsamic vinegar (you can find this in most stores), it’s just a syrupy version of balsamic.  Layer the tissue thin layers of prosciutto over top and be ready to be wowed!

Bon Appetit!


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