3 Cheese Avocado Tomato Melts

September 28, 2015

3 cheese avocado tomato melts | easy recipe

These 3 Cheese Avocado Tomato Melts are extra delicious because tomatoes are so amazing right now.  Heirloom tomatoes are especially wonderful, whether you grow them or buy them!  Grab a few next time you’re at Whole Foods, and if you follow some of the guidelines below (also thanks to Whole Foods), you’ll be enjoying a perfect late-summer treat!

3 cheese avocado tomato melts | easy recipe
  • Only buy enough for a few days — heirlooms ripen faster than modern commercial varieties
  • Pick heirlooms that are somewhat firm to the touch.  This is more important with the larger varieties but if you buy a soft heirloom of any size, chances are it’s overripe.
  • Avoid tomatoes with open splits and cracks.  A tomato with a large surface area where the stem was attached will likely have a hard area inside that is unusable.
  • Don’t refrigerate!  One of the best characteristics of heirlooms is their texture and like all tomatoes, prolonged exposure to temperatures below 41 degrees will soften tomatoes and make them mushy.
  • Keep recipes simple to allow the flavors to shine!
3 cheese avocado tomato melts | easy recipe

3 Cheese Avocado Tomato Melts


  • 1 baguette, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 wedges creamy Swiss cheese (I used Laughing Cow brand)
  • 1 large avocado
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • sea salt to taste
  • feta cheese
  • balsamic reduction
  • 1-2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese


  1. Cut 8 slices of bread and spread with the creamy Swiss cheese.
  2. Mash the avocados with the lime juice and sea salt, and spread over the creamy Swiss, dividing evenly among the 8 bread slices.
  3. Sprinkle with feta cheese, then drizzle with the balsamic reduction.
  4. Place one tomato slice on top of each cheesy bread slice.
  5. Top each tomato with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Place under a hot broiler until cheese is melted.  It won’t take long, so watch carefully.
  7. Enjoy a creamy, delicious slice of heaven!


  • To make a balsamic reduction, simply add balsamic vinegar to a pan and simmer, stirring frequently, until it is reduced by about half.  Mine usually takes around 10 minutes.
  • I had some fresh basil when I made this batch of melts, so I threw some on.  It’s delicious either way!
3 cheese avocado tomato melts | easy recipe

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3 cheese avocado tomato melts | easy recipe

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!