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Tomato Avocado and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

by Olivia

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Tomato Avocado and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese – We’re making a deliciously fresh and cheesy sandwich that’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner. This Tomato, Avocado, and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese is packed with creamy avocado, juicy tomato slices, and melty mozzarella, all grilled to golden perfection. Let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This grilled cheese sandwich is a delightful twist on the classic. The creamy avocado adds richness, while the fresh tomato slices provide a juicy burst of flavor. Mozzarella cheese melts beautifully, making each bite gooey and satisfying. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices thick bread (I used Texas toast)
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 3 thin deli-style mozzarella cheese slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to spread

How to Make This Recipe:

  1. Prepare the Bread and Avocado:
    • Place two slices of bread on a plate or flat surface.
    • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the contents into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
    • Spread the mashed avocado evenly onto each bread slice and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Assemble the Sandwich:
    • Place two slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the avocado on one slice of bread.
    • Add the tomato slices, followed by the third slice of mozzarella cheese.
    • Place the second bread slice on top of the sandwich.
  3. Butter the Bread:
    • Spread 1 tablespoon of softened butter evenly over the top slice of bread, coating to the edges.
  4. Cook the Sandwich:
    • Heat a small skillet over medium heat and place the sandwich, buttered side down, onto the skillet.
    • Butter the slice of bread that is now facing up.
    • Cook the sandwich over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the crust is golden and the cheese starts to melt.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Variations:

  • Add Protein: Include slices of turkey or ham for extra protein.
  • Herb Infusion: Sprinkle some fresh basil or oregano on the avocado for added flavor.
  • Spicy Twist: Add a few slices of jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce for some heat.

Equipment:

  • Small skillet
  • Small bowl
  • Fork
  • Spatula

Storage:

This sandwich is best enjoyed fresh off the skillet. If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a day and reheat in a skillet to regain some of the crispiness.

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What to Serve with This Recipe:

This grilled cheese pairs wonderfully with a bowl of tomato soup, a fresh salad, or some crispy fries. It’s also great on its own for a satisfying meal.

Tips:

  • Use ripe avocados for the best texture and flavor.
  • Ensure the skillet is preheated for even cooking and a golden crust.
  • Press down gently on the sandwich with a spatula while cooking to help the cheese melt evenly.

FAQ:

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes, you can use cheddar, provolone, or any cheese that melts well.

How can I make this sandwich vegan?

Use vegan butter, vegan cheese, and a hearty whole-grain bread for a vegan version of this sandwich.

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Tomato Avocado and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Tomato Avocado and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This grilled cheese sandwich is a delightful twist on the classic. The creamy avocado adds richness, while the fresh tomato slices provide a juicy burst of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices thick bread (I used Texas toast)
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 3 thin deli-style mozzarella cheese slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to spread

Instructions

Place two slices of bread on a plate or flat surface.
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the contents into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
Spread the mashed avocado evenly onto each bread slice and season with salt and pepper.
Place two slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the avocado on one slice of bread, then add the tomato slices, followed by the third slice of cheese.
Put the second bread slice on top of the sandwich and spread 1 tablespoon of softened butter evenly over the top of the bread, coating to the edges.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat and place the sandwich, buttered side down, onto the skillet. Butter the slice of bread that is facing up. Cook the sandwich over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the crust is golden and the cheese starts to melt.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 450 per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 30g

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