California Pastrami Sandwich

California Avocado pastrami sandwich cut in a half

Total Time: 25 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 590
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 1770mg
Total Carbs 40g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 39g
Potassium 610mg

Vitamin A 544 IU; Vitamin C 8 mg; Calcium 506 mg; Iron 5 mg; Vitamin D 16 IU; Folate 129 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 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.

This simple but delicious avocado pastrami sandwich recipe is easy to make and ready in minutes! Thin sliced pastrami, grilled onions, Monterey Jack cheese and fresh California Avocado served with whole grain mustard on rye bread. Enjoy!

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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 rye bread 12 oz. pastrami, thinly sliced 8 oz. sliced Monterey Jack cheese 1 ripe, Fresh California avocado, peeled, pitted 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 pastrami, 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. 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.

Editor's Note

Learn more quick and easy avocado recipes for those busy days where you’re running out of the house or had a long day at work.

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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