Grilled Cheese with Tomato and AvocadoCuisinart Original Recipe
The perfect summer sandwich when tomatoes are perfectly ripe."
4 slices sourdough or hearty Italian or wheat bread
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 ounces Cheddar, sliced (about 3 to 4 thin slices)
½ medium avocado, sliced
1 plum tomato, cut into ¼-inch slices
¼ to ½ teaspoon kosher salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 . Preheat grill in the closed position.
2 . Brush one side of each slice of bread with the oil. Lay 2 slices of bread on a work surface, oiled side down. Build the sandwiches in this order: ½ of the cheese, avocado, tomato, salt and pepper and remaining ½ of cheese, evenly dividing the ingredients between the sandwiches. Spread the mayonnaise on the inside of the remaining slices of bread and place on top of the sandwiches, oiled side up.
3 . Place sandwiches on the bottom grill plate and close, applying medium pressure to the handle for 20 seconds . Grill panini for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sandwiches are evenly grilled and golden.
4 . Allow panini to rest for about 2 minutes. Then slice each sandwich in half and serve.
ServingsMakes 2 panini
Nutritional information per panini:
Calories 304 (69% from fat) • carb. 15g • pro. 10g • fat 24g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 33mg • sod. 514mg • calc. 228mg • fiber 3g
This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Griddler® Grill & Panini Press