Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 3 servings

How to Make It

Spread goat cheese on 1 side of 3 bread slices. Spread pepper jelly on 1 side of remaining bread slices; layer with strawberries, basil leaves, and watercress. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining bread, goat cheese sides down. Cook sandwiches in a large, lightly greased nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Ratings & Reviews

NRs2nite's Review

March 08, 2011
I thought this sandwich was delicious! I used a local soft goat cheese that was very mild and creamy and used the watercress with the strawberries and basil. The red pepper jelly gave it just a bit of a zip. Can't wait to make this again!

HorseFLy's Review

February 24, 2011
I really like this sandwich. It is on the sweet side, but the goat cheese does a good job of taking it down a notch. I love the red pepper jelly. I can't wait to try it this summer when the strawberries are in season. Also, I put spinach on there since I hate arugula and watercress. I think it would have been equally as good and maybe even better if you just use the basil and leave off the other greens. Next time I make it, I want to mix in some pine nuts or walnuts with the goat cheese.

Meglenn108's Review

March 27, 2014
Very, very good. The goat cheese, the jelly and berries are a great flavor combination. I will definitely make this again.

ACBrechin's Review

July 10, 2014

ByLocalThinkG's Review

August 30, 2014
I thought this sandwich was very appealing! ! I had never eaten goat cheese before though. Incidentally, goat cheese has a very strong sour MUSTYYY taste which I personally found revolting (to me it tastes as strong as blue cheese with a much dankier after tone) I loved the other flavors though so I will deff be making this again with a milder white cheese.

ReviewSL's Review

October 15, 2012

AshleyEvans's Review

August 09, 2011
I thought this was pretty good -- my strawberries didn't have as much flavor as I would have liked, which I think would have made this better. However, I think much of my disappointment came from the fact that I was comparing it to the amazing Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey; however, they really aren't similar at all. These are much lighter and (without having the expectations I did), quite refreshing and tasty.

Delightful & tasty!

May 04, 2016
I am so happy with this!  Light & tasty.  I didn't have red pepper jelly, so sub'ed in some peach preserves and sprinkled some red pepper flakes.  Will make this again!