California Avocado Bloody Mary Sando

Imagine the bold, spicy flavors of a Bloody Mary in sandwich form—perfect for brunch or lunch.

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Serves: 12

Tomato Spread (yield 3 cups): 2 cups mayonnaise 1 tsp. salt-pepper-garlic seasoning 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed 2 tsp. fresh lime juice 2 heirloom tomatoes Avocado-Horseradish Spread (yield 3 cups): 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 3/4 cup sour cream 9 Tbsp. prepared horseradish 1 tsp. minced garlic 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 3/4 tsp. garlic powder 3/4 tsp. salt 3 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cubed Bloody Mary Sandos: 24 slices sourdough bread 3 cups arugula 36 slices capicola ham 36 slices soppressata 36 slices Genoa salami 3 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and quartered 24 1/2-in. cubes pepper jack cheese 24 spears pickled asparagus 12 sticks, celery, cut in half 24 pimiento-stuffed olives

Avocado-Tomato Spread:

  1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, seasoning, avocado and lime juice. Grate the tomatoes into the bowl.
  2. Mash the ingredients into a chunky spread. Cover and refrigerate.

Avocado-Horseradish Spread:

  1. In a blender jar, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, garlic, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and California Avocado.
  2. Blend until smooth. Scrape into a container; cover and refrigerate.

Bloody Mary Sandos:

  1. For each sandwich, toast two slices of sourdough.
  2. Spread one slice with 1 to 2 Tbsp. Avocado-Tomato Spread.
  3. Spread the other slice with 1 to 2 Tbsp. Avocado-Horseradish Spread.
  4. Starting on one slice, layer ¼ cup arugula and 3 slices each capicola, salami and soppressata.
  5. Top with 1/4 California Avocado, sliced. Top with the other bread slice.
  6. Cut the sandwich in half. Add a sandwich pick to each half holding 1 cube cheese, 1 spear asparagus, 1/2 stick celery and 1 olive.

Serving Suggestion: For a fun counterpoint, serve a Bloody Mary cocktail alongside or a tall glass of iced tea.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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