Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

 

Soft, buttery avocado amps up the irresistible gooeyness of this grilled cheese. Tomato brings a bright, acidic contrast to the richness of cheese and avocado. Firm, ripe tomatoes will perform best--giving off some, but not too much, juice as the sandwich grills.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 22 Minutes
Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 275
Fat 15.7 g
Satfat 6 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Calcium 207 mg

Ingredients

3 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
8 (3/4-ounce) slices multigrain bread
8 thin tomato slices, seeded
1 ripe peeled avocado, cut into thin slices
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheddar cheese over each of 4 bread slices. Top each with 2 tomato slices. Arrange avocado slices evenly over tomato slices. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Top with remaining 4 bread slices. Lightly coat outsides of sandwiches with cooking spray.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Place sandwiches in pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted and well marked and cheese melts. Cut each sandwich in half; serve immediately.

Note:

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Adam Hickman,

May 2014