Thursday, July 19, 2012

Southwest Open-Faced Sandwiches

These little southwest-style sandwiches are so fun and flavorful!  They are the perfect addition to any party or luncheon-- I love how simple they are to serve to a crowd, but they also make a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.

Southwest Open-Faced Sandwiches
-Lion House Entertaining-

1 loaf French bread, cut into 1″ thick slices
1 small can chopped olives
½ teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
1 lb. deli turkey, thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 ripe avocados, sliced
¾ cup Colby Jack cheese, shredded
¾ cup pepper jack, shredded

In a bowl, combine olives, chili powder, cumin, and salt; set aside 2 T. of this mixture. Add the mayo, sour cream, and green onions to the remaining olive mixture.

Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet and spread 1 T. of the mayo mixture on each slice. Top w/slices of turkey and tomatoes. Spread w/another T. of mayo mixture. Top W/ avocados and cheeses. Sprinkle w/the reserved 2 T. of olive mixture.

Bake @ 350 for 15 min.
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