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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower  

Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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.

Cooking Light MAY 2014

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
  • Hands-on: 22 Minutes
  • Total: 22 Minutes

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 275
  • Fat: 15.7g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 490mg
  • Calcium: 207mg
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