Mexican Inspired Toasted Sandwich – Recipe Redux

Open Faced Mexican Inspired Sandwich

Open Faced Mexican Inspired Sandwich

Let me count the reasons why I love Mexican food so much.

  1. AVOCADO – Creamy mouth feel, mono-unsaturated goodness,
  2. CORIANDER/CILANTRO – A star in Thai, Indian and Central American Cuisine,
  3. LEGUMES – Delicious bundles of fibre, protein and other goodies.

This is a jazzed up version of a salad sandwich, with lots of good fats to fill your tummy up. Its so full of good fats in fact that I opt for an open faced sandwich. By cutting the sauce in half and reducing one slice of bread, this calorie packed (but delicious) lunch just got healthier! Now if I could only figure out how to get some legumes into this dish…

Ingredients for Medican Inspired Toasted Sandwich

Ingredients for Medican Inspired Toasted Sandwich

This Recipe Redux challenge was healthy special occasion brunch. I don’t think I have ever met a person who didn’t like Mexican food so this was my recipe of choice for this challange. Some people feel a bit funny after eating gluten so at my brunch I would offer my guests the choice of having spelt bread which is often easier to digest then normal wheat bread.

Spelt bread is a good alternative for those who are sensitive to gluten or have a wheat allergy (but NOT coeliac). It is higher in protein and fibre when compared to normal wheat bread and offers a nice nutty flavour.

Ingredients for Mexican Inspired Toasted Sandwich

Serves two hungry people

40g thinly sliced organic block cheese
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 red capsicum/red pepper
1/4 red/Spanish onion, thinly sliced
1/2 ripe avocado
1 big handful of mixed salad greens
4 slices whole grain/sourdough/spelt bread (or 2 if making open faced sandwiches)


3 heaped tbsp organic whole egg mayonnaise
1 tbsp coriander/cilantro, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp chipotle puree
salt and pepper to taste
*half the sauce if you are making open faced sandwiches

Method for Mexican Inspired Toasted Sandwich

Toast the bread.

While the bread is toasting mix together the ingredients for the sauce.

Assemble the sandwich by spreading the sauce on one slice of toasted bread, add the cheese, tomato, capsicum/red pepper, onion, avocado then top with lettuce. Add a thin spread of sauce to the other slice of toasted bread then vola!

*if making an open faced sandwich, add sauce to bread then add ingredients backwards so you end up with cheese on top. Put under the grill then enjoy!

Serve cut in half to your favourite people.

Mexican Inspired Open Face Sandwich

Mexican Inspired Open Face Sandwich

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  1. anne says:

    This looks so good! I love Mexican food and can’t wait to try this.

  2. anne says:

    This looks so good, I love Mexican food. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    If it has avocado, I’m eating it! I love a good open faced sandwich.

  4. serena says:

    Yum! I think I could eat this sauce on just about anything! Great idea for Mexican brunch!

  5. Lauren Boutwell says:

    This looks amazing! I’m interning with Meal Makeover Moms, and I love looking through all these recipes! Mexican food has always been a favorite of mine I cannot wait to try this.

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Lauren! Wow Meal Make Over Moms sounds like a great project!! I absolutely live this sandwich and I hope your family will as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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