Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Hadduck Hillegas
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Liven up a simple grilled cheese with Sambal Oelek, a spicy chili paste that delivers Asian-inspired heat. Trade out your heavy cheeses for a reduced fat sharp cheddar and low fat cream cheese. Topped with wilted kale, this is a sandwich that is packed with greens and protein, yet still tastes like an indulgent, grown-up take on a kids' classic.

How to Make It

Brush canola oil evenly over 1 side of bread slices. Combine sambal oelek, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and garlic; spread over non-oiled sides of 4 bread slices. Top with kale and remaining bread, oiled side up. Cook in a large skillet over medium 3 minutes per side or until toasted and cheese melts.

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Ratings & Reviews


April 04, 2017
I used our panini press.  So easy and delicious.  My family refuses to do kale, so I used baby spinach instead.  Would make again; especially for lunch.