California Avocado Torta

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Serves: 1

1 ciabatta roll 2 Tbsp. Black Bean Puree (recipe follows) 1/2 cup Baby Arugula 2 slices heirloom tomato 1/2 Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded, sliced* 2 Tbsp. queso fresco 2 tsp. Chipotle Mayonnaise (recipe follows) Black Bean Puree (Yield: 3 Tbsp.) 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp. olive oil As needed kosher salt to taste Chipotle Mayonnaise (Yield: 1/3 cup) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. chipotle in adobo 1 tsp. minced red onion 1/2 tsp. minced cilantro stems 3/4 tsp. lime juice 1/8 tsp. Paprika As needed Pinch cayenne pepper As needed kosher salt to taste

Black Bean Puree:

  1. Place black beans and olive oil in a food processor and process until a smooth purée. Add salt to taste.

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

  1. Place all ingredients except mayonnaise in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl and fold in mayonnaise until well combined. Add salt to taste.

To Assemble:

  1. Slice the ciabatta roll in half. Spread the black bean puree evenly on the bottom half of the roll. Layer with arugula, tomato slices, and then the avocado slices. Sprinkle the queso fresco on top of the avocado slices.
  2. Spread 2 teaspoons of chipotle mayonnaise on the top half of the roll. Close sandwich and serve.

*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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