*A 2012 Grown-Up Grilled Cheese recipe contest finalist!*
Grilled cheese with the zesty, smoky, fresh flavors of guacamole.
2 slices of your favorite bread (I use organic multigrain)
2 oz Organic Valley Pasture Butter, softened
1/4 tsp each Simply Organic spices:
2 slices Organic Valley American Cheese Singles
2 slices of the best tomato you can find (I use organic Marvel Stripe)
1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
1/4 tsp. Simply Organic cilantro and/or parsley
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine softened butter with all of the Simply Organic spices listed (not the herbs) to make a compound butter. Spread butter on one side of both slices of bread. Put one slice of cheese on each un-buttered side of bread. Top one side with tomato slices, season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Top with avocado slices and repeat seasoning. Top with second slice of bread/cheese. Carefully transfer sandwich to Panini press or grill pan and cook to desired crispiness. (I like to get the buttered bread just golden and cheese just melted, so the tomato and avocado don't get too squishy. Dig in and enjoy.
Contributed by Karen Arkin