Guacamole Grilled Cheese

This recipe was delicious.  I know it’s coming to you a day late (I’m blaming finals!), but it was worth the wait.  Quick and easy meal, but I’m not going to sit here and tell you it was the healthiest of meals, seeing as it is a grilled cheese.  The avocado’s do incorporate some healthy fats and tomato’s are always good for their antioxidants and cancer fighting properties.  It’s ok to have a cheesy dish once and a while, just make the other half of the plate veggies like I did.  The ingredients are totally adaptable with this one too, so add whatever amount of cheese and guacamole per sandwich that you desire, and if you use french bread, make the sandwiches whatever size you choose. Believe it or not, the below sandwiches were a lot smaller before I smashed them down in the George Foreman! Enjoy :)

Guacamole Grilled Cheese- slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

Serves: 2 (note: the above pictured sandwich was “one” serving- although, I could not eat it all!)

1 avocado

1/2 small onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp. coarse salt

Sprinkle of pepper

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

Small amount of butter for spreading (see instructions below)

4-8 slices sharp cheddar cheese (amount to your liking)

4 slices crusty white bread of your choice (I ended up using a few ounces of french bread but you can go with a more basic, thinner, crusty white bread too)

Instructions:

  1. To make the guacamole-cut avocado in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the onion, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add the chopped tomato and stir.
  2. Heat a  grill (I used a George Foreman.  If you use a more basic white bread you may want to just use a regular pan over med-high heat) to medium-high heat. Spread desired amount of guacamole on both slices of bread then top with desired amount of cheese. Lightly butter outer slices of bread and grill on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden and crispy. Flip the sandwich and grill until golden brown.
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