Basic Dijon Vinaigrette and Eggy and Avocado Open Faced Sandwich…

Sometimes I am super lazy and dinner is just not in the cards.  One of two things can happen…Either my husband with cook (aka – we go out to dinner) or I do the bare minimum to fuel the family.  This is really a bare minimum type of meal.

Eggy and Avocado Open Faced Sandwich with a Spinach and Kale Salad with Parmesan and Dijon Vinaigrette

Eggy and Avocado Open Faced Sandwich with a Spinach and Kale Salad with Parmesan and Dijon Vinaigrette

The Sandwich could not be easier.  It is toast…any you want, one slice or two (it is up to you).  You can add cheese or not…again up to you.  The most important thing is mash the avocado and put it on the bottom as a base.  Then sprinkle the best salt you got (and be as generous as you are comfortable with).  Then top it with an egg of your choice (scrambled, over easy, over medium, hard boiled).  That is it.  You can top with cracked pepper or hot sauce and then go to town.  Easy and quick…

Egg Sandwich with Avocado and Whole Grain Bread with Green Salad and Basic Dijon Vinaigrette

Egg Sandwich with Avocado and Whole Grain Bread with Green Salad and Basic Dijon Vinaigrette

The salad was just a baby kale and baby spinach mix in a bag that I added shaved Parmesan to and tossed with a very basic vinaigrette.  This dressing is a base.  You can add any spice, herb, garlic, shallot, vinegar, acid or oil you want.  But, the theory is always the same…

Basic Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 1-2 tbsp Dijon Mustard (depending on taste)
  • 1 tbsp Honey (or any sugar / sugar substitute of your choice)
  • 2-3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (depending on your taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (the best you have – or oil of choice)
  • A couple of pinches of granulated garlic and granulated onion (or 1 fresh garlic clove and 1 small shallot small dice)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine mustard, honey, vinegar, spices and salt and pepper.  Mix to combine.
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil until well combined.
  3. Take a small taste and adjust as needed.
  4. Dress and serve salad of choice.

Even on hectic nights when the last thing you want to do is cook, you still can put something on the table in 15 minutes that is a delight to eat and doesn’t consist of chicken fingers, mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly.  My kids and husband wolfed this down happily and hopefully so will yours.  Now go and make a family meal of your own…Clink!!!

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