ALT (Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwiches

avocado-sandwich Recipe
Leigh Beisch
These easy sandwich stackers feature layers of sliced avocado, sliced tomato, lettuce, sliced cucumbers, and Swiss cheese.  They're perfect for a summer supper.


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 305
Fat 16 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 7 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 359 mg
Calcium 230 mg


2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
8 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain bread with flaxseed, toasted
4 large leaves romaine or Boston lettuce
1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
1 sliced peeled avocado
12 very thin slices cucumber
4 (.77-ounce) slices reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace)


1. Spread mayonnaise on the 8 slices of bread.

2. Layer 4 slices with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice avocado, 3 slices cucumber, and 1 slice cheese; top with remaining bread slices. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally.

Karen Levin,


May 2005
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