Tomato-Avocado Grilled Cheese

Tomato-Avocado Grilled Cheese
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 8 slices whole grain bread

  • 6 ounce reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, sliced

  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened


  1. In a small bowl use a fork to mash together avocado, lemon juice, cumin, and salt until smooth. Stir in parsley. Set aside.

  2. Top four of the bread slices with the cheese. Spread with the avocado mixture and top with tomato slices. Place the remaining bread slices on top of tomato slices. Spread top of the bread slices lightly with half of the butter.

  3. Heat a large nonstick griddle or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully add sandwiches, buttered sides down. Very carefully spread tops with the remaining butter. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
23g Fat
37g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 772mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Protein 22g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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