AVOCADO & GOAT CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE

December 1, 2012

I love these delicious, healthy, and fresh sandwiches. Unlike some grilled cheeses, it’s hearty enough to make you feel FULL. (Anybody else’s man in their life insist it’s not a meal if there’s no meat?)

Plus, they’re a beautiful, natural, and bright shade of green. Which makes them perfect for so many parties, sliced up as appetizers or snacks. St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, MICHIGAN STATE sporting events!!, or any other green themed party.

Avocado & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese from Rachel Schultz

AVOCADO & GOAT CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE
Makes 2 sandwiches

4 slices wheat bread
1/4 cup my favorite pesto
4 slices mozzarella
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoon olive oil

Spread pesto over bread and layer with mozzarella, spinach, avocado, and goat cheese.

Avocado & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese from Rachel Schultz

Avocado & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese from Rachel Schultz

Top with remaining bread slice and press to seal. Transfer to skillet and brown each side in olive oil over medium heat. Slice and serve.

Avocado & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese from Rachel Schultz

avocado & goat cheese grilled cheese
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 slices wheat bread
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Spread pesto over bread and layer with mozzarella, spinach, avocado, and goat cheese.
  2. Top with remaining bread slice and press to seal. Transfer to skillet and brown each side in olive oil over medium heat. Slice and serve.

Adapted from Tastespotting: The Blog.

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Comments

  • Really cool post. I read your posts pretty regularly and
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  • cassie

    How much goat cheese? It says 1/4 but no measuring device. Thanks!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Sorry, Cassie. 1/4 cup!

  • cassie

    It says 1/4 goat cheese but I don’t know what it’s 1/4 of . Could you clarify the amount? Thanks!

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  • Lindsey Kay

    This grill cheese is so good! Ever since the first time I made it I have been craving it! So…I made them again tonight!!! So, so good! I leave the spinach off and add bacon!!
    Fantastic!

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  • This looks AWESOME. I want it, and I think it’ll be my dinner one night this week. GO BLUE!

  • ohhhh my. This looks amazing. You threw pretty much everything I find delicious into one sandwich (a grilled cheese, my fav kind of sandwich ;-)). Plus, yay for other Michigan bloggers!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Hey! Yes, I love hearing from other MI people!

  • Peggy Drzayich

    Rachel,
    How in the world did you get such a yummy looking, perfectly browned exterior? Do you have a trick?

    • Lindsay T

      I’m not Rachel, but my best trick for golden brown grilled cheese is to butter the bread before toasting, and cook over medium-low heat to allow it to brown slowly while the cheese melts. You can crank it once you’re thoroughly melted if you’re not sufficiently browned on the outside, but you definitely don’t want to rush it in the early stages.

  • Linda

    Hi Rachel,

    I can’t eat spinach but would luv to try this recipe. Any suggestions for a substitute? Would feta be a good option for goat cheese too? Thanks.

    • Can you try it with another green, like mustard greens, (slightly precooked) kale or dandelion greens?

      I would definitely try it with Feta, or maybe a dill Havarti. I’m not a super huge fan of goat cheese myself.

      • Rachel Schultz

        Yeah, that’d be great!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Any other green leaf would probably work well. I like arugula. And yes, feta works well.

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