Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Today was the kind of day when I wanted something quick and easy for lunch. You know, when you don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen because you have a bunch of other things to check off your daily to-do list? I was at a loss for what to make because I didn’t have a fully stocked fridge and needed to go to the store. Luckily, I was able to round up a few things I did have and create something to satisfy my hunger as well as my tastebuds! I made it up on the go, but it turned out great. I will now keep this recipe of Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich on the back burner for days when I’m are in a hurry and want something simple, yet satisfying… Oh wait, isn’t that every day? Maybe I’ll move it off the back burner and to the front of my easy lunch ideas list. Good idea. 🙂 At any rate, as long as this recipe is somewhere in your stockpile of ammunition for hectic days, you’ll not only survive…you’ll thrive!
This recipe is so simple, I feel kind of silly writing an actual recipe for it. But for sake of making it even easier, here it is. It’s basically grilled cheese jazzed up with some extra good-for-you nutrients. Trust me, you will love this easy and filling sandwich. Serve with a side of veggies and/or fruit to top it off!Print
- 8 slices 100% whole wheat bread
- Butter (or spread of your choice)
- Cheddar cheese, sliced (or cheese of your liking)
- 1 Tomato, sliced
- 1 Avocado, sliced
- 1 tsp dried Basil (if you have fresh basil on hand, that would be better!)
- Divide bread so there is 2 slices for each sandwich. Butter 1 side of each slice of bread; Lay the butter side down.
- On 4 of the un-buttered sides, layer the cheese, tomato slices and avocado slices. Sprinkle on 1/4 tsp of dried basil. (You may choose to put another slice of cheese on top after the basil to help the sandwich stay together better). Cover with the remaining slices of bread, butter side up.
- Place on pre-heated griddle or frying pan, on med-low heat. (I don’t like my cooking surface too hot because I want to give it time for the cheese to melt without burning the bread). Cook until golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Flip over and repeat on the other side. Enjoy!
*I have found that using cooking spray, such as pam olive oil, works well as a substitute for butter and gives the bread a nice crispy texture when cooked.
*The stronger flavored cheese you use (such as sharp cheddar), the less you can use and still have a great taste. The bold flavors go a long way!