California Sandwich
A version of a California classic, this sandwich is a mix of vegetables, whole-grain bread, and Jack cheese, topped with ranch dressing. Todd Coleman
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A version of a California classic, this sandwich is a healthy mix of vegetables, whole-grain bread, and Jack cheese, topped with ranch dressing. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with the article Golden State of Sandwiches.

California Sandwich California Sandwich
A version of a California classic, this sandwich is a healthy mix of vegetables, whole-grain bread, and Jack cheese, topped with ranch dressing.
Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 14 cup buttermilk
  • 14 cup sour cream
  • 14 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 12 tsp. garlic powder
  • 14 tsp. onion powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices multigrain sandwich bread
  • 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, parsley, and garlic and onion powders in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and spread on all bread slices. Place 1 slice cheese each on 2 slices of bread and top with sprouts, avocado, and tomato. Season with salt and pepper, and cover with remaining 2 slices of bread.

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