Roasted Jalapeno and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a great way to use up leftovers from other dishes.  I had some queso fresco, jalapenos and avocados from previous meals and I didn’t want them to go to waste.  I decided to make a sandwich out of them and what better sandwich than grilled cheese?  I never realized queso fresco was such a great melted cheese since I had only eaten it crumbled.  It turns out it slices really well and melts perfectly on sandwiches.  I was worried that all those jalapenos would overpower the other flavors so I roasted them in the oven until they were just starting to char.  This mellowed the heat but concentrated the flavor of the peppers. To make things easier I added the avocado slices after grilling the sandwich because they tend to fall out.  The sandwich was really tasty so I might have to start buying the ingredients instead of waiting until I have leftovers!


Roasted Jalapeno and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
(Makes 3 sandwiches)
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Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bread, cut in half
  • 6-7 jalapenos, halved with seeds removed
  • whole milk queso fresco, sliced thin
  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced or mashed
  • Sour cream

Directions:

  1. On the broiler setting, roast the jalapenos cut side down for about 5-6 minutes, or until the jalapenos are just starting to char.
  2. Place a few slices of cheese on one slice of bread. Add the jalapenos on top.
  3. On the other slice of bread, spread a thin layer of sour cream.
  4. Assemble the sandwich and grill for several minutes until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add the avocado slices onto the sandwich after grilling.

10 Thoughts on “Roasted Jalapeno and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Ok I want this one too. I adore jalapenos. Now I’m starving. ;)

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