Goat cheese? YUM. Avocado? Deee-lish. Fresh basil? Holy crap. I never knew a grilled cheese sandwich could taste so good. Until I tried this combination.
Before uniting these delightful flavors together between two toasty slices of whole grain bread, I had my fair share of them on their own. But once I tasted how amazing their togetherness was? It was like they never should be apart again – ever.
Peanut butter & jelly, Spaghetti & (meatless) meatballs, nutella & my mouth. Some things are just better together. Goat cheese, avocado & fresh basil should be added to that list.
I loved these so much that I made them the next day for lunch. And then the next week again for dinner. And now that I’m writing this post, I may make them again tonight. Mmm…
Goat Cheese, Avocado & Fresh Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- 4 slices of Whole Grain Bread
- 1 medium Avocado, sliced
- 4oz of Goat Cheese
- ½ cup Spinach
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- Buttery Spread (such as EarthBalance)
Butter a medium-sized skillet with a small dab of EarthBalance (or other spread) and put on medium heat. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Lay two slices of bread, buttered-side down in the skillet and top each with goat cheese, slices from ½ the avocado, ¼ cup spinach leaves & a few fresh leaves of basil. Top each with the additional slices of bread, buttered-sides up. Let them cook for about another 2 minutes or until the outside of the bread on the pan starts to turn golden brown (you can check with a spatula). Flip and let cook additional 3-5 minutes, until the second side of the sandwich is browning. Remove from heat and cut into triangles.