The crucial ingredient in this recipe is the Avocado Pesto. I cannot get enough of this delicious spread. It’s super easy to make in a food processor and only contains a few ingredients – avocados, pine nuts, garlic, basil and olive oil – that’s it!
This packs the Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese with tons of flavor. And trust me, a little goes a long way!
Butter or olive oil? Butter gives the bread a bit more color when cooking, and it makes it a little greasy but oh so yummy. Olive oil yields a sandwich with fewer calories, and takes away the greasy factor.
Big or little sandwiches? I used four tiny slices, but you could use two normal ones if you want to yield a big sandwich instead of little baby ones. I like the little mini ones though, they’re super cute! Slice away!
A baguette is a good choice because of the shape of the slices when cut. See how I used one for my stoplight baguettes here.
Grease a frying pan with either butter or olive oil. Slather all four slices (or two, if that’s your thing) with avocado pesto and place in the pan on medium heat.
Grate some cheese (I used Swiss) and place on your toasts.
Cut your avocado and place it on the toasts. Next goes the tomato. For a less-drippy-sandwich (anyone who has ever put tomatoes on a sandwich should get what I’m saying here) take the seeds/liquid part off the tomato, and just put the fleshy part on the sandwich.
Close the sandwiches and when the cheese starts to get melty, you’re ready to go!
Boom! Now you’ve got yourself and Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese!
Do you have a favorite addition to grilled cheese sandwiches? Please let me know in the comments below!
Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in February of 2016. I have updated the post with some new photo and a printable recipe card.
Ultimate Avocado Grilled Cheese
Looking for the ultimate in comfort food sandwiches. Try this avocado grilled cheese recipe. It's amazing!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
1 small tomato
1 oz swiss cheese
100 grams avocado
4 baguette slices
1 tablespoon of avocado pesto
a little butter OR some cooking spray
Grease a frying pan with either butter or olive oil.
Slather all four slices of bread with avocado pesto and place in the pan on medium heat.
Layer swiss cheese on all four slices of bread.
Layer avocado on two slices of bread.
Layer tomato on two slices of bread.
Put each cheese slice with a fully layered slice.
When the cheese starts to melt and the bread is golden it's done.
Serve with soup or a salad!
1 Amount Per Serving:Calories: 497
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
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