Lauren at GoLo Kitchen and I are doing a recipe swap today. She baked up and blogged about my yummy Citrus Cream Cheese Pull Apart Rolls and I’m featuring her favorite sandwich which she calls her Super Awesome Totally Stellarly Delicious California Club Sandwich. How could I resist a sandwich with a name like that? And it lives up to the title too. My daughter said this sandwich totally rocks.
Lauren has so many delicious recipes on her site that it was hard to pick just one but when I saw the California Club sandwich it was calling my name. We were headed to Newport Beach, California for a family vacation and it seemed like the perfect place to make a super awesome California Club sandwich even more super awesome with fresh California produce from the Huntington Beach Farmer’s Market.
We spent the day playing on Huntington Beach and then hit the Farmer’s Market for dinner and shopping. We loaded up on tons of amazingly sweet fresh fruits and fresh veggies to make our super awesome California Club sandwich.
The next day at our condo, we made the Super Awesome Totally Stellarly Delicious California Club Sandwiches and everyone was in sandwich heaven. There was a bit of guacamole left over after all the sandwiches were made, and even though we were stuffed from the huge, delicious sandwiches, we managed with the help of a few tortilla chips to finish off all of the creamy, delicious guacamole in one sitting too.
If you haven’t had guacamole on a Club sandwich you need to give it a try. Thanks Lauren for the recipe swap. I have a new favorite sandwich!
Lauren describes her guacamole as “Mexican heaven in your mouth” and I agree.
California Club Sandwich and Awards
- 2 pieces of good quality bread I bought cheese rolls from a local market
- Guacamole recipe below
- bacon and lots of it
- tomato slices
- deli turkey slices I used pepper turkey and black forest ham
- cheese is optional I used provolone
- 2 ripe Haas avocados
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 garlic clove finely minced (I used grated garlic)
- 1 small roma tomato diced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped (optional–I forgot to buy this)
- Build a sandwich using the ingredients above.
- Open ripe avocados, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh into a large bowl.
- Squeeze lime juice over avocados and mash slightly. Stir in remaining ingredients and serve!
- *I find it is best when you let the guacamole sit in the fridge 20-30 minutes to let the garlic work its magic
Two sweet bloggers recently gave me some lovely awards. Carol, of Songberries, award me the Versatile Blogger and the Beautiful Blogger awards. Carol is a fellow baker with lots of delicious recipes and giveaways on her site.
Claudia, Foodessa, awarded me the Circle of Friends Award. Claudia’s motto is that “Food should be… visually pleasing…tasty…delicious…memorable!” And the recipes she shares definitely are.
Thanks ladies for the awards. I feel very honored that you enjoy my blog and thought of me for these awards. The best thing about blogging is the wonderful friendships I’ve made with other bloggers worldwide. Food bloggers really are the nicest people and definitely make me happy!
I am passing these awards on to my wonderful circle of blogging friends. Feel free to copy and paste these award badges on your blog and list the Top 10 things that make you happy. Also be sure and stop by Songberries and Foodessa and check out there delicious blogs
That does sound like a gorgeous sandwich. I've only just had breakfast but I want it already! The market looks and sounds amazing. Lucky you.
Chetana Suvarna Ganatra
Wow wud luv to bite on tat sandwich sans de bacon.
Congrats Barbara for those lovely awards…u derserve it woman.
faithy, the baker
Wow..the farmer's market there is so clean and neat..lol! (our wet market here is very different..lol!). Lovely sandwich..and i love sandwiches! If only you can email them across to me..that would be my lunch for the day. Congrats on the awards!
The sandwich sounds incredibly delicious! Especially with the guacamole – it makes it extra special. Congrats on your well-deserved awards Barbara!
I could live on sandwiches! This one looks off the charts delicious!!!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
That looks amazing mum! I love a good club sandwich and one made with market fresh ingredients sounds wonderful! 😀 xxx
Oh your sandwich looks so good and it's almost dinnertime! Adding Guacamole – yummy!
On Friday visited a local farm's roadside stand to buy their blueberries. Now our fridge is full of a variety of fresh produce. So good!
Pink Little Cake
This looks delicious!
Barbara, this looks amazingly delish!! I hope you are having a great summer!~
Grumpy and HoneyB
You're KILLING me here, Barbara! That looks SO DELICIOUS! It's 2:12 P.M., and all I've HAD so far today is coffee & water! Yikes does that EVER make me hungry! I'm going to MAKE this one SOON!
Great looking sammie! Congrats on your awards Barbara!
I love guacamole on my sandwiches so I am going to have to give this a try.
Glad you had a great vacation. What a wonderful sandwich. How fun to visit the local farmer's market.
I love the picture of the sandwich with the palm trees in the background! Gorgeous! Sounds like you had a wonderful time on vacation and this sandwich sounds like the perfect thing to make after a trip to the farmer's market.
I love a good sandwich! And on one of those cheese buns…beyond good.
Delicious classic specialty 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet
Love that you used the cheese buns. They look incredible. Those are my favorite!
I love farmer's markets. Great sammy! Congrats on the awards too!
Lo & Go
Your photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for your kind words, Barbara!