California Ham Sandwich

California Avocado ham sandwich cut in half

Total Time: 25 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 570
Total Fat 31g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 1590mg
Total Carbs 35g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 40g
Potassium 690mg

Vitamin A 504 IU; Vitamin C 8 mg; Calcium 483 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 40 IU; Folate 118 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.4 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 50%; Iron 25%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Thin-sliced ham, grilled onions, Monterey Jack cheese and fresh California Avocados served with whole-grain mustard on sourdough bread. These simple ingredients make a delicious avocado sandwich that can be enjoyed anytime.

A ham sandwich is nothing new, but with the addition of creamy avocados, gooey cheese and crispy sourdough bread, it becomes the star of any meal. Impress your friends, family or even yourself by creating this California Avocado ham sandwich.

Explore our sandwich and wrap recipes to see how you can incorporate avocados into your next meal.

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Serves: 4

As needed Oil spray 1 large onion (8 oz.), peeled, and sliced into 1/3 inch thick slices 3 Tbsp. whole grain mustard 8 slices sourdough bread 12 oz. ham, thinly sliced 8 oz. sliced Monterey Jack cheese 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  1. Heat a Panini press on medium-high heat. When the press is hot, lightly spray the press with oil. Lay all of the onion slices on the press and close the lid. Cook for 5 minutes until the onions are soft.
  2. Meanwhile, spread mustard on each of 4 slices of the bread.
  3. When onions are finished cooking, divide the onion mixture among the 4 slices of bread that have mustard on them. Top each with 3 oz. of ham, then 2 oz. of cheese, and ¼ of the avocado slices.
  4. Place the remaining bread slices on each sandwich and place in the Panini press two at a time.
  5. Close the lid and cook for 3–4 minutes until hot and the cheese has melted. Repeat with remaining two sandwiches. Serve immediately.

*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 lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

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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