Goat Cheese Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/Caramelized Onions
With all the change in our lives lately, I unfortunately have been turning to some comfort food here and there. One of the most comforting things for me to eat is a grilled cheese sandwich. For as long as I’ve been married, and a foodie, the hubby and I have made grilled cheese on sad days, happy days, long days, short days, frustrating days, emotional days and days that we could relive over and over. So, you wonder, when DON’T we make grilled cheese? Well, we don’t make grilled cheese THAT often.
Some friends of ours recently (earlier this year) turned us on to goat cheese. Mmm…goat cheese…Can you believe in all my 35 years of being alive that I had never had goat cheese?? Oooh, I had been missing out! If you haven’t tried goat cheese, go to the store right now and get some because YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
We decided to try the goat cheese with chives this week and we were not disappointed!
First I caramelized some onions:
- 2 small sweet onions (sliced thinly)
- 1 Tbsp of butter
- 1 Tbsp of olive oil
In a skillet on med-low heat just let the butter and the onions become one. When the onions are soft, and a translucently yellow they are ready to be taken off the heat. This can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes if you really cook them right—low & slow.
I didn’t get a picture of the final onions—this one is mid-way through.
For the grilled cheese sandwich:
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 Tbsp of pesto
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbsp crumbled goat cheese
While the onions are caramelizing I start to prep my toast. Now, I just used whole wheat bread but you can use whatever kind of bread you want. If we weren’t on a budget where I chose goat cheese over expensive bread then I would have more awesome bread but still the whole wheat bread did the job perfectly.
Melt a pat of butter on medium heat in another skillet and then lay both pieces of bread to toast on one side.
Once they are toasted remove them from the skillet and load up one slice of bread with the basil pesto, and mozzarella cheese, on the TOASTED side.
Then crumble some goat cheese on top of all that goody, goody, goodness!
Once your sandwich assembled, lay your sandwich down in the buttered skillet again. Remember that the untoasted side of the bread is on the outside of your sandwich.
Let it toast on one side for 1-2 minutes. Pay attention or you just might burn it. I came pretty close.
Take your sandwich out of the skillet, arrange some caramelized onions and sliced avocado on top and eat up! You will not regret this sandwich, I promise!
It is PERFECTION!
Come back soon!