Sunday, November 01, 2015

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

One of our favorite lunches to make during the fall and winter is grilled cheese!  It is such a comforting food and one that the whole family enjoys.  While we have always been a fan of the traditional grilled cheese, we love to mix it up and make some more adult and gourmet versions that are great for lunches and dinners equally.  This pesto, mozzarella, spinach, & avocado grilled cheese is the perfect combination of textures and flavors, that we know you will love it as much as we do!

Pesto Recipe

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 anchovy fillet in oil
  • ½ small shallot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • handful chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • handful chopped kale
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich Ingredients

  • 2 slices of whole grains and seeds bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons of homemade Pesto
  • 2 slices of mozzarella
  • handful fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese crumbled
  • olive oil


  • Spread about 1 tablespoon of your fresh homemade Pesto onto each slice of bread.
  • On one slice of bread, add 1 slice of cheese, sliced avocado, crumbled goat cheese, spinach, second slice of cheese, then top it with second slice of bread. 
  • Press together gently
    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat and add the sandwich to the oil, cook until bread is golden brown. 
  • Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until second side is golden brown, and enjoy your healthy-gourmet sandwich!
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