Friday, March 23, 2012

White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato

White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato You guys know that often I fall into kicks of certain foods or meals.  Well, meet my newest kick.

I haven’t always loved avocados.  I fell head-over-heels in love with them a handful of years ago.  I love guacamole, this pasta is my #1 go-to meal (well, until now) and I love them as a garnish on sandwiches, salads, etc.

I’m at the point now that I will cut one open, remove the pit, sprinkle on some salt and eat it with a spoon.  Yeah.  But onto the sandwich…that I’ve eaten two to three times every week for the last, oh maybe four weeks or so.  It’s becoming an obsession that I love to love.

I’ve tried it with different additions: spinach, fried egg, different cheeses, etc.  And this is the winner.  The flavors are simple.  It couldn’t be easier to make.  But get ready to be knocked out of your seat.

Oh yeah, how good would this be on one of these?

White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato

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Avocado-White Cheddar-Tomato Grilled Cheese Recipe

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Total Time: 5 minutes

The only sandwich I'll ever need. Creamy avocado, melty white cheddar, sweet tomatoes.

Ingredients:

1 California avocado, mashed
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

4 slices of bread of your choice (I like sourdough or whole wheat)
4 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, divided (I love Cabot!)
8-10 grape tomatoes, sliced in half

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix the avocado with the lemon juice and salt. Set aside.

Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. I use a Misto sprayer to make grilled cheese. Instead of buttering the outsides of the bread, I spray the pan using my Misto Sprayer, and then build the grilled cheese in the pan.

Lay a quarter of the cheese on the bottom piece of bread. Add a layer of the smashed avocado and top with several tomato halves. Finish with another quarter of the cheese.

Top with another slice of bread. When the bottom piece of bread is slightly browned, remove the sandwich from the pan, re-spray the pan using the Misto and flip the sandwich back into the pan onto the uncooked side.

Allow the sandwich to cook until both sides are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Repeat for the second sandwich.

Cassie’s notes:
Feel free to butter the outsides of the bread, rather than using the Misto.

Use any kind of cheese you like, I am in no way compensated for mentioning Cabot, it just really is my favorite!

Originally inspired by Two Peas and Their Pod

White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato

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63 Responses to “White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 23, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    hello, yum-town! I love avocados and as much as I hate cherry tomatoes, I can see why you used it on here and I would definitely get over my hate of cherry tomatoes for this sandwich. It just mends so well together. This sandwich looks amazing, the creamy texture of the avocados with the tartness of the tomatoes..soo good!

  2. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — March 23, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    I do believe this should be my lunch! YUM!

  3. #
    Jenny Flake — March 23, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Yes, my favorite kind of lunch ever! xoxo

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    DessertForTwo — March 23, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    What a great combo! I’ve gotta try it!

    In college, avocados were our cheap meal. Cut one in half, sprinkle with salt and lime juice, then fill the pit with cilantro. I think it cost $0.75 total? We couldn’t get enough!

  5. #

    Grilled cheese heaven!

  6. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 23, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I am so making this for lunch! Is it lunchtime yet? :)

  7. #
    Marnely Rodriguez — March 23, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    All of my favorite ingredients, in one amazing sandwich!!! Seriously craving onw for breakfast!

  8. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — March 23, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    There is a place by me that does an avocado cheddar sandwich that literally transformed my lunchtime routine. I eat it at least 2x a week now :) So simple and so decadent without really “being” decadent, you know?

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 23, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    This looks so good! And good to know you have a Misto sprayer. Been thinking about one but have never bought it for fear it would just be a dripping, gloppy, leaking mess…LOL

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 23, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    This looks SOOOO YUMMY!! I love love white cheddar.

  11. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 23, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    This looks so delicious, Cassie! What a great combo of fresh flavors and a really fun recipe! Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!

  12. #
    Cookin' Cowgirl — March 23, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Love the misto!! That thing is the best! This sammy looks de-lish!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — March 23, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    ohmygosh ohmygosh… you know how I love me some grilled cheese! Hell-to-the-yes!… this is so happening!

  14. #
    Kelley — March 23, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Love all three of these things and I just happen to have some avocado that needs eating. Can’t wait to make it.

  15. #
    Tina@flourtrader — March 23, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Looks like the deli has some competition-this looks amazing. I want this for lunch, I need to see if I have all these goodies. Yummylicious-great post!

  16. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 23, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    holy moly, this sounds soooo good. i’m definitely going to be making this soon!

  17. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 23, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I am absolutely obsessed with avocado so this sandwich is screaming my name!

  18. #
    Sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 23, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    i love avocado. this looks perfect like my kind of lunch. thanks for sharing!

  19. #
    Liz — March 23, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Oh, this looks like the ultimate grilled cheese to me! Perfect comfort food!!!! YUM.

  20. #
    Kathryn — March 23, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    What a combination! The creaminess of the avocado works so well with the cheese and those cute little cherry tomatoes. Amazing.

  21. #
    Liz @ IHeartVegetables — March 23, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    This looks absolutely AMAZING!!!! I had something similar to this earlier in the week but I didn’t think to add tomato!

  22. #
    Stephanie — March 23, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    I LOVE avocados so I would be all over this sandwich! I love kicking up grilled cheeses!

  23. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 23, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    I could live on avocados! This looks like a great sandwich!

  24. #
    Ramona — March 23, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    What a great idea to put avocado into it. :)I always have a hard time plating grilled cheese sandwiches… but you figured out a way to make it look great in the pictures. Well done. :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  25. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 23, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I could so totally go for one of these babies!

  26. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — March 23, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    So simple, but fresh and delicious.

  27. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — March 24, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    I’ve made this before, minus the tomatoes, and I have to say, this is maybe the most fantastic sandwich of all time!! I learned to love avocados a few years ago, too, and now I eat it almost every day, usually with just lime juice and salt. Heaven!!

  28. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — March 24, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    I get on kicks like you do Cassie! This looks like a good one to be on! I think this is a great, healthy breakfast idea too!

  29. #
    Leslie — March 24, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    I didn’t like avocados until a few years ago either. Now I could probably live on them!

  30. #
    Valerie — March 24, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Yummy & healthy! I love avocados, this sandwich is going to visit me real soon haha

  31. #
    Baking Serendipity — March 25, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    I could definitely get addicted to this! It looks delicious!

  32. #
    Meghan — March 25, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    I could go for one of these right now! I think I could probably live on avocados & this looks delicious!

  33. #
    Cookin' Canuck — March 25, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    We adore avocados here and I know how much my family would enjoy this sandwich.

  34. #
    Aggie — March 25, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I have to say this is making my mouth water. I want this for lunch so bad! I love avocado in pretty much anything. Your pictures are perfect.

  35. #
    Bev Weidner — March 25, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Hold me.

  36. #
    The Café Sucré Farine — March 25, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    I love avocado and they are on sale this week for super cheap! Your sandwich looks wonderful, what a yummy combination!

  37. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — March 26, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    I’m pretty sure I could just live on Avocados. If you ever make it out to California, I’ll send you home with a huge bag of them! This looks fabulous.

  38. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — March 26, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    I make some kind of sandwiches or paninis for me and my kids’ lunch. This will be our lunch this week! Sounds like you got me crave for this sandwich, very easily with those delicious pictures!

  39. #
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — March 26, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Just a little different from a favorite of mine but I’m dying to try this!

  40. #
    Tracey — March 26, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Every time I see a recipe with avocados I curse myself for not finding a way to like it yet. It’s a consistency thing for me I think, but I am going to keep trying :) Your sandwich looks so good!

  41. #
    Deborah — March 27, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I am seriously drooling!!

  42. #
    Magic of Spice — March 27, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Oh, that looks so good! I was going to have a salad for lunch…guess I’ve changed my mind now :)

  43. #
    Regan @ Cabot Creamery — March 28, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    So much yum in one little sandwich ;-)

    And on behalf of the farm families who own Cabot, many thanks for the mention!!

  44. #
    Kellie H. — March 28, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Made this for lunch today and it was delicious!!! I love avocados and im a sucker for grilled cheese sandwhiches but this was so much healthier using veggies and no butter. I also used pita bread, which sounds funny but it turned out great! I used skim cheese as well and the avocado gave it such a pop! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  45. #
    Alyssa — April 12, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    What a great spin on grilled cheese! Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

  46. #
    Stephanie Nash — April 26, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    do the avocado and tomato with pimento cheese! With wheat bread, it is called a guacamento, and it is a dish that must be on hand here!

    • Cassie replied: — April 27th, 2012 @ 9:45 am

      Sounds like a great combination!

  47. #
    Jill — May 7, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    I made this today with shredded mild cheddar cheese (all I had on-hand) and it was SOOO good! Thanks for the great recipe!!!! :)

    • Cassie replied: — May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      Thank you for the comment Jill, glad you liked it!

  48. #
    Hannah — May 23, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    I saw you mentioned that you like to eat avocado with salt sprinkled on. I pour soy sauce in the middle and eat it like that – tastes so good!

    • Cassie replied: — May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:37 am

      That is a fabulous idea. Love it!

  49. #
    Deb — May 28, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    Cassie do you have any idea as to how many calories?

    • Cassie replied: — May 28th, 2012 @ 8:13 am

      Oh gosh, I really don’t. Avocados differ so much in calories because of size. I have read that a medium one is about 300 calories. Cheese and bread will differ too so you can simply add those up and tomatoes are very low in calories. I hope that helps a bit, I’m sorry I can’t help further!

  50. #
    Deb — May 28, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Thanks, Cassie! Getting the ingredients for lunch tomorrow:)

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