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Melted Havarti Avocado Sandwich with Spicy Mayo. Layered up tall with homemade spicy smoky mayo, melted Havarti cheese, roasted tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, and served with yummy chips on the side. Make this for lunch or dinner, or serve it up at your next afternoon picnic. This tasty vegetable cheese sandwich is precisely what our warm-weather days are calling for.

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Look! It’s a sandwich! I almost never share sandwich recipes but I needed a change of pace. I’ve been sharing a lot of bowl recipes and I love them all but sandwiches are pretty great too! This charming, stacked cheese sandwich feels so perfect for these springtime days.

I’m in LA this week and this sandwich feels very LA with all the sprouts plus avocado layered inside. It’s so delish!

Havarti Avocado Sandwich with Spicy Mayo |

Yes, it’s rare that I share sandwich recipes, but it’s not that I don’t love a good sandwich, because I really do. It’s more the fact that I have a hard time photographing them. I knew I needed to push all my fears aside when I had this idea because this sandwich is fun and different!

I wanted to create something quick to put together, colorful, and vegetarian. A sandwich where the cheese and veggies are the focus.

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Here are details

Start with the bread. Use a loaf of sourdough or rye, something with a little flavor of its own.

Now make that mayo. I love to use an avocado oil mayo. Mix it together with hot sauce, chipotle, and smoked paprika. It’s such a simple creamy sauce but has such yummy flavor.

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We’re so into this spicy mayo sauce right now. It’s spicy, but not overpowering. It really adds something special to the sandwich. The smoked paprika is key so don’t skip that.

Ok, now it’s time to assemble. Switch the broiler to high. Layer the bread with the spicy mayo, Havarti cheese, and sliced cherry tomatoes. I like to season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Then throw the pan in the oven to get the cheese melted and the tomatoes charred.

This only takes a few minutes – watch closely, as the broiler cooks fast.

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Now, working quickly (you want the cheese to stay warm). Layer on sun-dried tomatoes, pickles and/or pepperoncini. Add a big hand full of sprouts, avocado, and if you’d like, some pickled onions.

Then I usually add a drizzle more of spicy mayo and finish with the top piece of bread.

Slice and eat! The sandwich is best when the cheese is warm and melty. Add some mayo on the side and go all out and enjoy with your favorite chips. I feel like chips really round out the sandwich experience.

So yummy! I love all the colors, the flavors, and the ingredients hidden within this stacked-up veggie cheese sandwich!! I’m thinking I need to start sharing more sandwich recipes. This one is so fun!

I will say, if you prefer to add meat, roasted chicken or deli-cut turkey would certainly be delicious.

Oh, and a little bacon added on would be amazing too! 

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Looking for other summer sandwich recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

Picnic Style Brie and Prosciutto Sandwich

Grilled Vegetable Burrata Sandwich

Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese.

Lastly, if you make this Havarti Avocado Sandwich with Spicy Mayo, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Havarti Avocado Sandwich with Spicy Mayo

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories Per Serving: 530 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Spicy Mayo



  • 1. To make the mayo. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt.
    2. To make the sandwich, preheat the broiler to high.
    3. Working on a sheet pan, spread the outside of each piece of bread lightly with butter. Spread the inside with spicy mayo. Place the cheese slices over the mayo, then add the tomatoes – cut side up. Broil 2-4 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling up and the tomatoes begin to char. Watch closely.
    4. Layer the sun-dried tomatoes, pickles, pepperoncini, sprouts, avocado, red onion, and jalapeños. Add the top piece of bread, cheese facing down. Slice and enjoy while warm with lots of extra mayo. YUMMMMMY.
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  1. 5 stars
    As a vegetarian I’m always looking for solid sandwiches recipes that aren’t just bread, cucumbers, and tomato. This sandwich is AMAZING. Was super easy to make, had affordable ingredients, and was delicious. This will be a new staple in our house.

  2. 5 stars
    This sandwich was just delicious! My husband is picky and loves everything with meat on it. He thought it was soo good! Thank you for this wonderful sandwich! I love all of your recipes!

  3. 5 stars
    Tieghan! I’ve been hankering for a quality veggie sandwich, and yours totally nails it. Absolutely delish. Thank you so much! ♥ And I adore sandwiches – please keep them coming!

    1. Hi Leah,
      Happy Sunday!! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and your comment, I love to hear that it was a winner! xx

  4. 5 stars
    Mine didn’t turn out as pretty, but it sure was tasty. I used salad greens instead of sprouts & Dill Havarti because it’s what I had. I really enjoyed it. Great recipe!

    1. Hi Kimberly,
      Fantastic!!🍒🍉 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was a winner! xx

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe so much. After I made it once, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I made it again two days later! Wish I could think of a way to make this at work as it’s a perfect lunch!

    1. Hi Megan,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and sharing your feedback! Thanks for making it:) xx

  6. 3 stars
    The sandwich tasted fine but what a soggy mess! The tomatoes never charred but the cheese and bread was almost over charred – I’d maybe do the tomatoes separately next time. Also the side of the bread that was buttered just got all soggy and soft and the ingredients of the sandwich made that worse.

    1. Hi Tienne,
      Thanks for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear it was so soggy. Please let me know if I can help in any way! xx

  7. 5 stars
    This was delicious! The first sandwich I made I followed what others said to do and toasted the bread first- but by the time the tomatoes and cheese broiled the bread was pretty crispy. Second sandwich I followed the recipe and it turned out great! I think it’s because I preheated the oven first.

    I didn’t have havarti so I used cheddar and it was great! I also added just a tiny bit of grilled chicken. This sandwich is both pretty and delicious!

    1. Hey Tulip,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that you have been enjoying this recipe and appreciate your notes and feedback! xT

  8. 4 stars
    Delicious flavor! Will toast before broiling next time as my bread came out kind of soggy. The butter also added to the mess, I had to eat with a fork and knife. Still very good though.

    1. Hey Lindsay,
      Happy Monday!!😎 I appreciate you making this recipe and your feedback, so glad to hear that it turned out well for you! Sorry to hear your bread was soggy! xT

  9. 5 stars
    I know you don’t like to make sandwiches, but when you do- DAMN! You knock it out of the park! This was so yummy! I toasted the bread before putting it in the broiler and omitted the butter, and it came out perfectly! Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Laura,
      Lol thanks so much!! I love to hear that this recipe was delish and I appreciate you making it! xT

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve already made this 4 times! It’s sooooo yummy and easy to modify with whatever cheese, pickles, or greens you have etc.

    I don’t use any butter and it still perfect. That’s my recommendation. I found with the butter it was soggy like others have said, but still incredibly delicious! You don’t miss anything to leave butter off!

    Thank you for these recipes that make me look like I know what I’m doing in the kitchen!!!

    1. Hey Hailey,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT