March has come in like a lion, and with the freezing rain warning we have here in Toronto, it also looks like it's going to go out like one too! I for one am missing the warmer weather, so injecting a little colour by way of fresh fruit and veggies is key!
Say hello to my Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, filled to the brim with delicious vegetables like spinach, sprouts, avocado and tomatillos, alongside two different types of cheese: havarti and mozzarella!
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You can never have too many layers with this sandwich. I prefer to use four layers of sliced cheese and then layer in different levels of veggies in between each slice. I try to put the vegetables that I want to cook least, like the spinach, in the centre of the sandwich so they will cook less as the rest of the sandwich cooks.
Though I meant to use some fresh herbs in this Green Goddess Grilled Cheese, I totally forgot and ran out. Basil, parsley or cilantro would be absolutely delicious in this sandwich and add further nutritional value, as well as add to the green theme.
I would be a bit delusional if I didn't admit that I toasted the bread a little too much on this sandwich. However, I have a somewhat good explanation for this…As a kid growing up, my dad always made us Bacon & Tomato Sandwiches. He also has a penchant for overcooking things sometimes, such as toast…That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it! 😉
Avocado might seem like a strange thing to add to a warm sandwich but surprisingly, it works really well here! Avocado grilled cheese has actually become pretty popular in the foodie world, so I thought it was about time for me to give it a try!
Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- 4 slices whole grain bread
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 tomatillo or green tomato sliced
- 8 slices each havarti and mozzarella cheese
- Handful baby spinach
- Handful alfalfa sprouts
- 1 tbsp butter
- Pickles & ketchup to serve
- Place sliced avocado on top of each slice of bread. Top with 2 slices havarti cheese. Top with tomatillo, then 2 slices mozzarella cheese. Add spinach, then top with 2 more slices havarti. Finally, add sprouts and last 2 slices of mozzarella. Top with final slice of bread
- Meanwhile, butter a large frying pan and melt butter over low-medium heat.
- When butter is melted, place each sandwich in the pan, and cover with fitting lid.
- Cook for approx. 5 minutes per side and continue cooking and flipping until cheese is fully melted.
- Enjoy with pickles and ketchup!