Creamy Jack Grilled Cheese with Fruit-Glazed Avocado

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Delicious, creamy Monterey Jack cheese melts smoothly over fresh, gently sweetened, cubed avocado on crispy grilled country bread.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado from Mexico, peeled, pitted and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons mango jam

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter with canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 4 slices country white bread

  • 4 thin slices Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Score the flesh on each half in a criss-cross pattern. Carefully scoop the cubes into a bowl with a spoon.

  2. Place mango jam in a small bowl and microwave on high until warm and thinned, about 20 seconds.

  3. Gently stir the jam into the avocado; blend in lemon juice, red onion, salt and pepper.

  4. Mix the butter-canola blend and Dijon mustard together in another bowl; stir until smooth. Spread mixture evenly on one side of the bread. Turn slices over onto a cutting board.

  5. Lay the cheese on the unbuttered sides of the bread. Divide the avocado mixture on top of the cheese and spread evenly. Gently top with slice of bread, butter side up.

  6. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Place the sandwiches in the pan and cook on each side until golden brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Cut in half diagonally and serve.

Tips

Creamy jack cheese creates a nice melting consistency. Its mild flavor does not dominate the fresh avocados and should be used for best results. If the creamy jack comes in a block form, slice enough slices to cover the 4 slices of bread. Butter with canola oil was specifically used because it creates a crispier crust and it is soft enough, even at refrigerator temperature, to blend easily with the Dijon mustard.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

563 Calories
36g Fat
50g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 563
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 794mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 305mg 23%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 586mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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