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Vegetarian Bacon Avocado Melt

When my husband and I were still pre-kids, he still ate a lot of meat. Lately, he’s turned into sort of a vegetarian at home and an omnivore out in the “real world.” But, pre-kids we had a lot of meals like tacos, burritos and sandwiches that we could make one meal with two different proteins. Meat for him and “meat” or beans for me. This bacon avocado melt was one of our absolute favorites. I’d buy a pack of LightLife bacon and he’d fry up his own “normal” bacon. We’d mix up the avocado, spread it on and both have our own delicious melts. Nowadays, I mainly make my own “bacon,” but it’s awesome both ways. I use Spike seasoning (found in health sections of some groceries, and in most¬† health food stores) in the avocado to jazz it up a little bit, but simple salt and pepper or your own preferred seasoning blend would be delicious, too.

Vegetarian Bacon Avocado Melt

Author/Source: 

Kristi @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices crusty bread (I use sourdough)
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, more if desired
  • 8 slices Bacon substitute (homemade or store-bought)
  • 0.5 teaspoon Spike seasoning (optional)
  • 0.25 tablespoon lime juice (optional)

Directions:

Mash avocados and add Spike seasoning (or preferred seasoning blend) and lime juice (to prevent browning), if desired. Lay out half of bread and top with half of cheese slices. Top with avocado spread, bacon and other half of cheese slices. Lay other half of bread on top. Grill on griddle or in skillet with a bit of olive oil, about 3-5 minutes per side (until cheese is melted and sandwich is sealed).

Freezing Directions:

Wrap in plastic wrap before grilling and divide among freezer bags. To reheat: Thaw. Grill on griddle or in skillet with a bit of olive oil, about 3-5 minutes per side (until cheese is melted and sandwich is sealed).

Servings: 2

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4 Responses to “Vegetarian Bacon Avocado Melt”

  1. kristin says:

    This looks delicious. I have never made my own bacon, I always buy the store kind. However, the base we live at now has the gross hot pink play dough looking “bacon” and I just cannot get over the colors. I will have to look into making my own.
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    • kristi says:

      You’re right, that doesn’t sound too appealing. The bacon recipe is relatively simple. It comes out a deep brownish-red color…no hot pink play-doh here! :)

  2. This bacon and avocado melt sounds delicious! I didn’t use to like avocado and then on a trip to California I tasted it again, and now I can’t get enough of it :)

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