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Garden Grilled Cheese

October 7, 2015
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Garden Grilled Cheese

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Who doesn’t love an ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich?  Since the time we were little, most of us grew up on them.  Simple to prepare and easy, plentiful ingredients make this meal a tradition in many homes.  Well, we’ve all grown up since then and so have the ingredients!  Ripe, crimson tomatoes (direct from my brother’s field) and fresh, creamy avocados add to the softened caramelized onions and spicy microgreens.  The textures and flavors meld together in what will be one of your favorite comfort meals this Fall.

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

 I’m partial to sourdough for a grilled cheese, but you can use whichever bread you like best.  A nice medium toast is ideal and best achieved with a high quality butter.  The butter melts into the bread and adds a nutty aroma to the entire meal.

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

 I served mine with a hearty Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (recipe coming soon) and it was divine!  Rich and nourishing to say the least.  A great meal to whip up when you’re stuck at home during a rainstorm, with the fire roaring and your favorite movie playing.

Wanna make one?  Let’s do this….

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Stackable line-up:  Tomato, Avocado, Grilled onions, Microgreens

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Add a healthy layer of butter to one side of two slices of bread

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Place buttered side down in a hot cast iron skillet and top with a layer of cheese

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Top with a robust portion of grilled onions

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Next comes the avocado

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Then the beautiful tomato

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Another layer of cheese

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Place the other piece of bread with the butter side up (for flipping later) and let brown for a minute or two.  Carefully flip and allow sandwich to brown and the cheese to melt entirely.  You can gently press the sandwich down with a spatula to help everything melt together nicely.  Once you remove from the heat, you can gently open up the sandwich and stuff in the microgreens.

Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

Serve immediately and enjoy!

 Garden Grilled Cheese - Cheesy comfort with avocado, tomato, grilled onions and microgreens

 

Garden Grilled Cheese
Serves 1
A hearty, grown-up grilled cheese that will make your mouth sing!
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices bread (I used sourdough)
  2. Butter
  3. 4 oz. cheese (I used a mild gruyere)
  4. 1 Tomato
  5. 1/2 Avocado
  6. 1/2 yellow onion, caramelized
  7. Handful microgreens of your choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat cast iron skillet over medium heat
  2. Butter one side of the two pieces of bread
  3. Place buttered piece of bread face down in skillet
  4. Top with cheese
  5. Add caramelized onion, avocado and tomato
  6. Top with more cheese
  7. Place other piece of bread with buttered side up on top and flip once browned
  8. Toast the other side for a few minutes until done
  9. Remove from heat and gently open up sandwich and stuff with microgreens
  10. Press sandwich together, slice and serve.
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