Microwave-free 10-minute lunch

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This is the perfect easy snack to help you pretend like the semester is over and you’re lounging in the warmth of the sun, buying fresh produce from a farmer’s market. It’s simple and quick to make, and it comes free from the shame of microwaving something frozen.



Any kind of pan

Any oven with the ability to broil

Parchment paper (recommended, but not required)



1 large Ciabatta or Torta roll

2 small tomatoes

1 avocado

Parmesan cheese

Olive oil, avocado oil, or (garlic) butter

Italian Seasoning

Salt and Pepper (if desired)

NOTE: I purchased my rolls, tomatoes, Parmesan, avocados, avocado oil and garlic butter from Costco.



Step 1: Line a pan with parchment paper

This is purely a preferential choice. It just makes cleanup almost instantaneous.

Step 2: Slice your roll, creating two even halves

The more even the halves are in thickness, the more evenly they’ll broil.

Step 3: Thinly slice your tomatoes


Step 4: Drizzle your roll with the oil of your choice, or spread with garlic butter

NOTE: If you can get your hands on Costco’s “Chef Shamy Gourmet Garlic Butter,” I highly recommend that you do. It’s delicious in this recipe.


Step 5: Top with tomatoes


Step 6: Season

Grind salt, pepper, and the Italian seasoning blend of your choice to taste.

Step 7: Top with shredded Parmesan

Step 8: Broil on low until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden

Warning: The very second that you look away from the oven while broiling anything, is the moment it burns. Watch the oven carefully; it only takes a few minutes (around 3 or 4) for the roll become golden.

Step 9: Remove from the oven, top with avocado and enjoy immediately

Step 10: Repeat every day until you’ve single-handedly eaten an 8-pack of Torta rolls.