Going up? This Toast Tuesday, we’re elevating the classic grilled cheese! Our Green Goddess Grilled Cheese is crunchy, gooey, and zesty! We made a green spread with our probiotic farmer cheese, herbs, and spinach, slathering it on multi-grain bread and layering with more cheese, kale, microgreens, and avocado! This earthy, healthy twist to a comforting classic is the reason every bite will be memorable.
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Green Goddess Spread
- 1/4 cup minced chives
- 2 tbsp minced fresh basil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 tbsp Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 cup packed baby spinach leaves, minced
- 2 handfuls of baby kale or baby spinach
- 2-3 tablespoons butter
- 4 slices of grain bread
- 3-4 tablespoons Green Goddess Spread
- 4 slices of white cheese of choice
- 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup microgreens
- Green Goddess Spread: Mix all ingredients in a bowl until fully incorporated, set aside.
- Grilled Cheese: Sauté baby kale or baby spinach with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until wilted. Set aside.
- For one sandwich, place one slice of bread on a cutting board or plate. Top the bread with 2 slices of cheese, half of the avocado, half of the sautéed kale, and half of the sprouts or microgreens.
- Take another slice of bread and spread with 1-2 tablespoons of the green goddess spread. Place that slice on top of the sandwich fillings, with the green goddess spread side facing down on top of the sandwich fillings.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Once it has melted, add the prepared sandwich. Cook on both sides till golden brown, around 3-4 minutes per side!
- Repeat for more sandwiches.