Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Grilled Avocado Melts

If you like avocado then I promise you will like this. Avocados sometimes get a bad rap because they are high in fat but the fat from an avocado is healthy for you, the fat from ice cream not so much. Avocado have 18 essential amino acids, high in vitamin C and E and can lead to a healthy heart. Okay so enough with the health lesson let's get down to recipe, right?!

Grilled Avocado Melts

1 large avocado
dash of salt
dash of pepper
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
4 slices of whole wheat bread
2 thick slices of tomato
4 slices of sliced mozzarella or munster cheee
1 tbsp. of unsalted butter

1. mash the avocado and add in salt, pepper and lemon juice
2. lightly butter one side of each slice of bread
3. place 2 slices of bread (butter side down) on a preheated skillet
4. carefully spread the avocado on the bread with a spatula [remember the stove top is hot]
5. then carefully place the tomato down on each bread, on top of the avocado mush
6. then place 2 slices of cheese down and then top it with the other piece of bread (butter side facing up this time).
7. with the spatula push the bread down as you would if you were making a grilled cheese sandwich. After about 3 minutes flip the sandwich over and repeat with the other side for 3 minutes. Then flip a few times making sure each side is lightly browned and then serve each sandwich on 2 plates. 
Serve each grilled sandwich on a plate and enjoy!

Yummy and healthy- Each sandwich has about 380 calories.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

your sandwiches are the best in the world