Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

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Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

Many times life calls for simple. We had some friends and family over last weekend and needed something we could throw together without too much preparation. And since nearly everyone we know is crazy for grilled cheese, we decided to go for a seasonal twist: tomatoes, ripe from the Indiana sun, and avocado, its not-so-local but always satisfying partner.

This grilled cheese is not rocket science, but it certainly tastes like it. The key: salting the tomatoes for a bit before whipping up the sandwich, then adding just the right amount of kosher salt to make for gooey, toasty perfection.

Simple. That about says it.


Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches


  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 slices bread
  • Butter
  • 4 mozzarella cheese slices
  • Kosher salt


  1. Slice the tomatoes, place the slices on a plate, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Remove the pit from the avocado, then slice it and scoop the slices out of the peel.
  2. Spread butter on one side of each of the 4 bread pieces. Heat a griddle pan to medium high heat. Place 2 pieces of bread on the griddle, buttered side down. On each piece, spread 1 slice cheese, tomato slices, avocado slices, another slice of cheese, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and the other piece of bread. When the bottom bread is browned, flip the sandwich and cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.


Adapted from Navy Wife Cook




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    September 15, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Simple classics never fail. This is awesome!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker
    September 16, 2013 at 4:43 am

    In Australia we have always made toasties in a jaffle iron rather than a pan for quick snack meal. Nothing better than a grown up classic to make you feel all comfortable and warm.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    September 16, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Simple sandwiches like this are simply the best. I love a good grilled cheese!

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    September 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I love it. I might think about putting some mustard on too, but that’s just because I’m weird and can’t leave well enough alone ;) Wondering about using provolone or muenster cheeses, too!

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      September 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Those all sound like great additions! Yum.

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    September 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Can I replace the kosher salt for something else? I’m from Brasil and it’s not so easy to find it :(

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      September 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      You can use any salt — a fine sea salt would probably be the best substitute.

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    July 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This is my favorite way to make grilled cheese! Thank you for this awesome recipe!!

    • Reply
      July 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Glad you like it!

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