California Caprese Sandwich

Serves: 4


2 medium heirloom tomatoes or about 1 cup of cherry size (or a bit larger)
1 small red onion thinly sliced
4 large slices good quality artisan bread
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
8 oz. fresh mozzarella slice thin
2 Tbsp. pesto
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado seeded, peeled and cut into bite size slices
Sesame seeds for garnish
Fresh basil leaves thinly sliced if leaves are large for garnish

*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.

Peak California Avocado season generally is spring-summer. Look for California on the label to ensure you are selecting fresh avocados grown close to home. For more recipes visit