Salmon Sandwiches with Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato

Why is it that I can remember every single morsel of food from a great restaurant that I visited 5-10 years ago, but can’t for the life of me remember to bring my wallet/cell phone/lunch/book to work? We have a wonderful bread store right across the street from us, and I was immediately reminded of a sandwich I had over 4 years ago at Disney World when I saw a gorgeous loaf of spinach, garlic, and onion ciabatta. I love Disney and I’m already looking forward to using our (future!) kiddos as an excuse to go back. My hubby and I had lunch in Cinderella’s castle in the Magic Kingdom and I ordered a sandwich called the The Mariner. It was basically an amazing salmon BLT that I could have eaten everyday!

I buy frozen salmon in bulk from Costco (well, not really in bulk, one package has 7 fillets), and usually throw a marinade on it while it defrosts overnight. This time I decided to keep things simple, and just used a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. After searing the salmon in a pan, I assembled all the other sandwich ingredients while I waited for the salmon to finish cooking in the oven. Instead of mayonnaise, I added sliced avocado for some creaminess. I gobbled the whole thing up and will definitely be making this simple dish again!

Salmon Sandwiches with Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato
Printable Recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
2 salmon fillets
4 slices turkey bacon
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 tomato, sliced
4 slices ciabatta

Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and marinade frozen salmon overnight.

The next day, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and sear the salmon fillets on both sides. Bake salmon for 10 min at 350ºF or until no longer pink in the center. Meanwhile, place bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crispy.

Assemble the sandwiches by placing half the avocado on a slice of bread, followed by the salmon, tomato slices, and bacon. Top with the remaining slice of bread. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition: 689 calories, 28.8g fat, 3.3g fiber, 50.4g protein per serving
Cost: $2.85 per serving

16 Responses to Salmon Sandwiches with Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato

  1. Great sandwich!! To answer your question about pizza dough…look at our blog under pizza, we have a whole wheat crust posted that is SO good and SO easy, give it a try!

  2. That spinach, garlic, and onion ciabatta sounds great! Haven’t seen any around these parts :) And you reminded me that I’ve been wanting to try making BLT’s with turkey bacon!

  3. Heather – I brainstormed for weeks to come up with a name, so thank you!

    Sophia – That’s a good substituation idea – I bet a spicy cream cheese spread would be really good!

  4. Oh I need to get some salmon at Costco so I always have it on hand! These sandwiches look awesome!! What a great sandwich….and I’m the same way with memory of food vs. just day to day memory! 😉

  5. This really sounds good but I am most excited about the avocado. To be completely honest, I have never tried avocados on my sandwich so this is going to be my first. I love this fruit so I guess it will not be off-tasting to my palate. Thank you for this share.

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