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Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

 

Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 22 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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