Garden Grilled Cheese

CA GROWN Blog

Discover. Learn. Connect.

Garden Grilled Cheese

October 7, 2015
CA Grown Creators

Meet Them Here

Read Bios »
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes

Garden Grilled Cheese

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

Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches… 

 

Who doesn’t love them!? 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 become one of your favorite comfort meals this fall.

Garden Grilled Cheese with bite taken out

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 halved on a try with soup

I served mine with a hearty Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (recipe coming soon) and it was divine! The soup is rich and nourishing to say the least. This is 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…

Stackable lineup: tomato, avocado, grilled onions and microgreens

Stackable line-up:  Tomato, avocado, grilled onions, and microgreens.

Butter spread on one side of both sides of bread

Spread on a healthy layer of butter to one side of two slices of bread.

Cheese layer added to one side of bread

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

Grilled onions added on top of cheese

Top with a robust portion of grilled onions.

Avocado added atop the grilled onions

Next comes the avocado.

Tomato added atop the avocado

Then the beautiful tomato.

Another layer of cheese over the tomato

Another layer of cheese.

Close the sandwich by adding the other slice of bread, butter side facing out

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.

Completed Garden Grilled Cheese sliced in half, stacked

Serve immediately and enjoy!

 Halved Garden Grilled Cheese

 

Garden Grilled Cheese
Serves 1
A hearty, grown-up grilled cheese that will make your mouth sing!
Write a review
Print
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.
California Grown https://californiagrown.org/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New Member Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Download Pdf Form

Licensing Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Certification Mark Licensing Agreement Service Mark Compliance agreement