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California Ham Sandwich

Total time:

25 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

15 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
570 Calories
31 g Fat
5 g Fiber
1590 mg Sodium
35 g Carbs
California Ham Sandwich


Thin sliced ham, grilled onions, Monterey Jack cheese and fresh California Avocado served with whole grain mustard on sourdough bread.


Serves: 4

Oil spray
1 large onion (8 oz.), peeled, and sliced into 1/3 inch thick slices
3 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
8 slices sourdough bread
12 oz. ham, thinly sliced
8 oz. sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1 ripe, Fresh California avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Heat a Panini press on medium-high heat. When the press is hot, lightly spray the press with oil. Lay all of the onion slices on the press and close the lid. Cook for 5 minutes until the onions are soft.
  2. Meanwhile, spread mustard on each of 4 slices of the bread.
  3. When onions are finished cooking, divide the onion mixture among the 4 slices of bread that have mustard on them. Top each with 3 oz. of ham, then 2 oz. of cheese, and ¼ of the avocado slices.
  4. Place the remaining bread slices on each sandwich and place in the Panini press two at a time.
  5. Close the lid and cook for 3–4 minutes until hot and the cheese has melted. Repeat with remaining two sandwiches. Serve immediately.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 570
Total Fat 31 g (Sat 0 g, Trans 14 g, Poly 2.5 g, Mono 12 g)
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 1590 mg
Potassium 690 mg
Total Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugar 6 g
Protein 40 g

Vitamin A 504 IU; Vitamin C 8 mg; Calcium 483 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 40 IU; Folate 118 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.4 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 50%; Iron 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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