I fell in love rather late in life.  We met at The Goddess and Grocer, a Chicago restaurant that was then so small it just had one long, family-style table.  I ordered a California Dreaming sandwich and instantly fell headlong in love with what an avocado can add to a sandwich.

It’s been a while since I’ve visited The Goddess and Grocer, so I have to keep my love for avocados alive by making my own variation of turkey-avocado sandwiches at home.   The summery taste of avocados reminds me of warmer days ahead and helps me get through the winter, while toasted bread and melted Gouda cheese make this a warm, winter treat.


Simple Turkey Avocado Sandwich

  • Author: Rebecca Talbot, Inspired by the Goddess & Grocer


  • 23 thin slices of turkey
  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced
  • 34 slices from a small wheel of Gouda cheese
  • Red onion marmalade (or use mustard instead)
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  1. Spread marmalade or mustard on sourdough bread.
  2. Create an open-faced sandwich by layering all the ingredients except the tomatoes and keeping the cheese on top.
  3. Lay the open-faced sandwich and the top piece of bread on a cookie sheet or toaster oven pan.
  4. Toast in an oven or toaster oven until the cheese starts to brown just slightly.
  5. After the sandwich has cooked, add the tomatoes so they stay fresh and juicy, and then add the top piece of bread.

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