April 27, 2012

Guacamole Grilled Cheese


Until now, I have always just made your straight-up, regular ol' grilled cheese.  I never really thought to change it up much, or thought there could be so many amazing-sounding combinations.  Then, I started seeing all these fabulously crazy grilled cheese variations popping up all over blogland.

So, I had to start giving some of these combinations a try.  I'm so glad I did.


I started with this Guacamole Grilled Cheese from The Captivating LifeI really didn't know what to expect ... but, hey, ... I love guacamole, and I love grilled cheese.  So I was up for the adventure.

Turns out, this combination is really yummy!

First, you mix up a really quick and simple guacamole ... mash together an avocado and some chopped tomato ...

... and then hit it with some fresh lime juice.  See, I said it was simple!


Layer the guac with some delicious sharp cheddar cheese on slices of nice sourdough bread.  I use Cabot, Vermont sharp cheddar ... it's my favorite.  (As a native Vermonter, I use Cabot cheese whenever I can!  And, no, Cabot does not pay me to say this.)

Grill it on up, and enjoy!  For me, the tang of the fresh lime juice with the sharp cheddar was an unexpectedly wonderful flavor combination.

Look for some more grilled cheese variations coming soon.  A new adventure has just been unlocked for me, and I can't wait to keep trying out this new world of grilled cheese!



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Guacamole Grilled Cheese
Adapted from The Captivating Life
Makes 3 sandwiches

Ingredients
1 medium to large avocado
1/4 c. chopped tomato
Juice of 1/2 a lime
About 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
Dash of pepper, or to taste
4 drops tabasco sauce, or to taste
6 slices good quality bread (I used a crusty sourdough boule from the grocery store bakery)
Sharp cheddar (preferably the block you cut yourself, not pre-sliced ... I used Cabot extra sharp)
Butter


Directions
Prepare the Guacamole:
1.  Mash together the avocado and chopped tomato.

2.  Add the lime juice salt, pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Stir to combine.  (If you prefer your guacamole smoother, give it a whirl in a food processor.)

Prepare the Sandwich:
3.  Butter one side of each of the bread slices.  Flip over three slices of bread and spread the unbuttered side generously with guacamole.

4.  Cut slices from the block of sharp cheddar and place on top of the guacamole; top with the remaining bread slices, butter side up.

5.  Grill in a heated pan, coated with cooking spray or a bit of butter, until golden browned.

Enjoy!


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12 comments:

  1. What a simple new twist! Definitely trying this next time I make guacamole!

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  2. I love avocados. So much I might turn green. So this? Oh man, I need it tomorrow for lunch!

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  3. Awesome sandwich! I never would have thought to use my gaucamole in my grilled cheese. This may be one of my new addictions!

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  4. Until recently I didn't care for avocados but Dr Oz said how good they were for you so I have been eating. I don't like cilantro either but see your recipe doesn't have it so I may have to give this sandwich a try. It would go well with my Mango Salsa.

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  5. bookmarked this my daugther love grilled cheese and whit guacaoles is delicious!!

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  6. I'm glad you tried this and liked it! It's so quick and delicious. I also love your pictures - your food photography inspires me!

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  7. I absolutely adore guacamole. And added to grilled cheese is the perfect new way for me to enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  8. I want one of these right now :)

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  9. This looks amazing! I love guacamole and grilled cheese on their own, but a pairing is too smart :)

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  10. Nice use of avocado. It would be super if you linked this post in to Food on Friday Series which is all about avocado this week.

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  11. You are amazing!!!! I love all your work!!!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!! You sure make a gal feel good!

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