An avocado “burger” or “sandwich” filled with whatever you like (photo © Love One Today).
 Instead of American cheese, use a Hispanic melting cheese like queso quesadilla (photo by Claire Freiermann © The Nibble).
What’s inside this avocado burger? Anything you want.
The idea is from Love One TodayLove One Today, the consumer website for the Hass Avocado Board and a source for everything avocado, including recipes.
BUILD YOUR AVOCADO BURGER
Starting with two avocado halves that form the “buns” or “bread,” you can add:
Any type of patty
Any type of sandwich fixings
Chicken, egg or seafood salad
Lettuce, onion and tomato
Other raw vegetables (artichoke hearts, arugula, cucumbers, kale, radishes, red cabbage, shaved vegetables (broccoli stems, carrots or fennel), snow peas, sprouts, watercress
Salad dressing (blue cheese, ranch, Russian)
Condiments: chutney, mostarda, mayonnaise (ideally, flavored mayo*), olives, salsa, slaw, tapenade
For our first avocado burger, we created the Ultimate Veggie Burger: veggie burger, lettuce and tomato, sweet onion, pickled vegetables, raw vegetables, roasted vegetables, sprouts…and melted gruyère cheese.
(Frankly, we went through everything in the fridge.)
We placed the Gruyère in a ramekin, melted it in the microwave, and poured it over the other ingredients piled onto the bottom avocado half; then put the top on and garnished the veggie burger with a toothpick of assorted olives.
A good lunch was had by all!
*Bacon, blue cheese, curry, garlic (i.e., aïoli—here’s the recipe), Dijon, hot sauce, lemon or lime zest. Just add any particular seasoning to taste.