3 Twists on the Grilled Cheese Sandwich
One of my favorite things about cold weather is eating tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. There is just something about the combination that I find irresistible. However, as I have gotten older I enjoy experimenting with with new flavors that extend beyond the traditional processed American cheese slices on Wonder bread.
Here are a few fun takes on the traditional grilled cheese I’ve tried recently.
You can never go wrong with tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Not an extremely clever twist, but it sure is fantastic. For a little unique spin, I recommend adding balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top. Yum!
I used french bread, sliced in about 1/2 slices, thinly sliced mozzarella, roma tomatoes, and shredded basil.
Each side of the sandwich was brushed with olive oil and grilled for approximately 3 minutes on each side.
They turned out great and didn’t last long.
2. Avocado, cheese, and salsa
This was a surprisingly good combination! Avocado was smashed and spread on one piece of bread, peach and pineapple salsa was spread on the other piece and a slice of colby jack cheese was put in the middle to seal it all together.
Each side was coated with non-stick cooking spray and grilled to perfection!
3. Cream cheese wontons with avocado & salsa
One night with a Spanish-themed dinner, I threw together these little puppies. Sorry for the not-so-great photos taken with my iPhone, but you get the idea. I also did not capture the finished product because I forgot and they were too yummy to last long.
On one wonton wrapper I put about a half tablespoon of cream cheese, topped it with a small scoop of avocado and about a teaspoon of chipolte salsa.
The salsa gave it just enough smoky flavor and complemented the creaminess of the cheese and avocado well. They were pan fried for a few minutes on each side and served warm.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my 3 twists on grilled cheese sandwiches. What are some of your favorite combinations that I should try?