Last summer I had this idea turned into massive craving for a Spinach and Strawberry Grilled cheese sandwich. It turned out to be just as delicious as I expected. So when I heard about an online grilled cheese recipe contest I knew I had to submit my creation. It has the component of comfort food due to the melted cheese and the freshness with the spinach plus that wonderful sweet and salty combination. The contest ends 03/03 so vote here now if you still have a chance and be sure to make it soon!
Spinach and Strawberry Grilled White Cheddar Sandwich with Balsamic Glaze
2 Slices multi-grain or multi-seed bread
2 Strawberries, sliced
2 tsp sliced almonds
2 Thin slices red onion
1 Handful fresh baby spinach
2 Slices White Cheddar cheese
2 tsp Butter
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
On a clean surface, lay bread slices and top each slice with a slice of cheddar cheese. Place sliced strawberries on the cheese, sprinkle almonds on top, then sliced red onion. Finish with baby spinach and top with the other slices of cheese and bread.
Heat a griddle to medium high, then brush with butter and toast grilled cheese until each side starts to brown. Remove sandwich, brush with butter once more and add a 1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar. Place one side of the sandwich back on the pan, then after 5 seconds, flip and toast the other side in the balsamic glaze.