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For the longest time I never pictured myself to be a West coast type of girl. I grew up in the Midwest but spent a lot of time traveling to the East coast and always found myself on airplanes heading to New York City or Boston. I longed to live there. And then I met my husband, a West coast type of guy who was also from the Midwest but who wanted to live in California. And I fell in love. Both with him, and California. And this love is what inspired this delicious California Club Sandwich.

California Club Sandwich

One of the things that I love about California are the light, fresh flavors. Most of our produce in the Midwest comes from California, especially during the winter in Wisconsin. I am so excited for spring and summer to come so that these fresh flavors are available at my fingertips! In the winter months I turn to comfort foods but when spring hits I turn to sandwiches packed with fresh flavors. I love sandwiches because they are so perfect for an on-the-go person like myself.

California Club Sandwich

This sandwich starts with two slices of Pepperidge Farm® 15 Grain bread. I love that this bread is so hearty and delicious and keeps me full until dinner. I spread Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise onto one slice of bread and topped it off with a slice of gouda cheese.  I am from Wisconsin, after all! I love using Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise because it is made with real, simple ingredients and cage-free eggs. I piled on the Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham which features no artificial flavors or byproducts. I felt like using this brand of meat was very ‘California’ of me! Next came fresh slices of tomato and avocado to complete this 6-ingredient sandwich. You can just slice the sandwich in half if you’d like, but to make a real ‘club’ sandwich I went for cutting it again and stacking it up with decorative picks.

California Club Sandwich

This sandwich has spring written all over it and is the perfect lunch option for a picnic or a lunchbox for work. I picked up all of  the ingredients for my sandwich at my local Walmart store in one trip. There is nothing that I love more than convenience! I hope that this sandwich recipe inspires you to get fresh this spring. What are some of your favorite fresh sandwich combinations?

California Club Sandwich
 
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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 4 Slices Pepperidge Farm® 15 Grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham
  • 2 slices gouda cheese
  • ½ medium avocado, sliced
  • 2 large tomato slices

Instructions
  1. Toast the bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise onto 1 side of 2 slices of bread. Top each bread slice containing mayo with one slice of gouda cheese, 2 ounces Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham, 1 slice of tomato and half of the avocado slices.
  2. Place the second slice of bread over the ingredients and cut each sandwich into halves or quarters. Serve immediately.

California Club Sandwich