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Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches

June 26, 2013Teresa

Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches are simply breathtaking in taste! If you like avocados and tomatoes this is one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever eat. Truly, this easy and delicious entree should be at the top of your list to make for a quick Saturday or Sunday lunch!

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There are two keys to making these sandwiches turn out perfectly. First, use a good, substantial bread to start. Artisan bread works really well, like Italian or Sourdough. Even Texas Toast would work fine. I made a batch of homemade, no-knead Crusty Bread earlier this week and used that. This no-knead bread is SO easy to make and it’s perfect for grilled sandwiches because it has a lot of body.

Softer breads don’t work quite as well as they will fall apart when grilling. You need a strong, substantial bread to hold all the goodies in this sandwich. The second key is to cook the sandwiches over a low-medium heat in your cast-iron skillet and keep a glass lid on top. The low heat helps the sandwich not to scorch. Keeping the lid on top helps the cheese to melt sufficiently while softening the avocados and tomatoes. It takes a little longer this way, but the sandwich is perfection!

My pastor’s wife texted me last week to get John’s Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwich recipe. Yes, it’s a favorite with everybody! I thought it would be good to try this version with avocado. Apparently, Hailey and I were on the same page, because when they made their sandwiches her husband’s was made with John’s traditional recipe and she made hers with avocado!

I can’t get enough of avocados in anything, while my husband absolutely detests avocados! So, I’m always looking for a way to sneak avocados in food. This sandwich fits the bill wonderfully.

This is a delightful way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Plus, tomatoes and avocados are so good for you. Give these Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches a try soon. You will be overwhelmed by the results. It’s a great way to use up an abundance of summer tomatoes or avocados, too! You will LOVE this sandwich!

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Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches are a great option to make for lunches or dinners on days when you are short on time.

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These sandwiches are actually healthy!

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I love tomatoes and avocados. Add Swiss cheese in the mix and this is a sandwich to die for! 

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Look at all that gooey cheese! Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches taste amazing.

Here’s what I did.

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Place two slices of artisan-type bread on a plate. I used homemade, no-knead Crusty Bread for this sandwich. 

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Place a slice of Swiss cheese in the center of each piece of bread. Then take a slice of Swiss cheese, break it in half and place each half so it covers the parts of the bread without cheese. 

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Add sliced tomatoes over the cheese on one piece of bread, overlapping slightly.

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Add avocado slices over top of the tomatoes, overlapping slightly. 

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Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place the bread with just the cheese carefully overtop of the other piece of bread with all the tomatoes and avocados. 

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Melt butter over low to medium heat in cast-iron (or other) skillet. Place sandwich carefully into pan on top of butter. Having a sturdier bread helps this recipe work a lot better. Cover the cast-iron skillet with a lid so the sandwich cooks and cheese melts properly.

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I grilled it about 10-15 minutes on one side before using a large spatula and carefully turning the sandwich over intact (without all the stuff falling out!) I grilled the sandwich another 10-15 minutes until both sides were nicely browned and the cheese was melted. This is what the sandwich looked like just before I removed it from the skillet.

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Remove sandwich to a plate. Serve with chips, crackers and/or fruit.

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Here’s a look at the inside texture of Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches. They taste wonderfully!

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Here’s another view so you can see the avocados and tomatoes are slightly softened from grilling the bread.

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Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches have a lot of ooey, gooey, melted Swiss cheese. Swiss cheese is so much better than cheddar cheese on this sandwich, in my opinion. 

Here’s the recipe.

GRILLED SWISS, TOMATO AND AVOCADO SANDWICHES

(Recipe inspired from my husband’s Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches)

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Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches are amazing. These delicious Grilled Cheese Sandwiches use Swiss cheese instead of cheddar. The addition of tomatoes and avocados make this sandwich utterly mouthwatering and the ultimate in comfort food. This is a wonderful meal to serve on weekends when you have busy sports schedules crowding out time in the kitchen. Good for Meatless Mondays too.
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  1. Heat cast-iron skillet to low-medium heat.
  2. Add butter and melt.
  3. Spread two pieces of bread on a plate.
  4. Place a slice of Swiss cheese in the center of each piece of bread.
  5. Break remaining two cheese slices in half and place a half on each side of the bread overlapping the center piece of cheese.
  6. Add the sliced tomatoes overlapping each other and spread across one of the slices of bread with cheese.
  7. Add sliced avocado overtop of the tomatoes overlapping the edges.
  8. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  9. Place remaining piece of bread with cheese slices carefully over top.
  10. Place sandwich carefully in cast-iron skillet and cover with a glass lid.
  11. You will cook each side between 10-15 minutes over a low to medium heat.
  12. With a spatula, carefully turn sandwich over so remaining side can brown lightly.
  13. Cover with lid so cheese melts.
  14. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes until done.
  15. Remove sandwich with spatula to plate.
  16. Cut in half to serve.
Recipe Notes

Yields: one really large sandwich – this would be enough for two servings for some people.

NOTE: If you have difficulty getting the cheese to melt, place sandwich on microwavable plate and microwave on high about 10-15 seconds or until cheese melts to your satisfaction.

NOTE: If you cook this sandwich on too high of a heat, the bread will scorch. Keep the heat low and cook more slowly. This also allows the cheese to melt better.

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[b]Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from my husband John’s [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/06/24/grilled-swiss-cheese-and-tomato-sandwiches/” target=”_blank” title=”grilled swiss cheese and tomato sandwiches”]Grilled Swiss Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches[/url]
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Serves: 1
Delicious grilled cheese sandwich using Swiss cheese instead of cheddar. The addition of tomatoes and avocados are amazing.
Ingredients
  • 2 slices artisan bread like Italian, [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/04/26/quick-sourdough-bread/” target=”_blank” title=”quick sourdough bread”]Sourdough[/url], a [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/06/28/whole-wheat-no-knead-bread/” target=”_blank” title=”whole wheat no-knead bread”]hard-wheat bread[/url] or [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/06/14/crusty-bread/” target=”_blank” title=”crusty bread”]Crusty Bread[/url]
  • 4 Swiss cheese slices, two of the slices cut in half
  • 5 thin slices tomato
  • ½ of an avocado, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tbsp. butter
Instructions
  1. Heat cast-iron skillet to low-medium heat.
  2. Add butter and melt.
  3. Spread two pieces of bread on a plate.
  4. Place a slice of Swiss cheese in the center of each piece of bread.
  5. Break remaining two cheese slices in half and place a half on each side of the bread overlapping the center piece of cheese.
  6. Add the sliced tomatoes overlapping each other and spread across one of the slices of bread with cheese.
  7. Add sliced avocado overtop of the tomatoes overlapping the edges.
  8. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  9. Place remaining piece of bread with cheese slices carefully over top.
  10. Place sandwich carefully in cast-iron skillet and cover with a glass lid.
  11. You will cook each side between 10-15 minutes over a low to medium heat.
  12. With a spatula, carefully turn sandwich over so remaining side can brown lightly.
  13. Cover with lid so cheese melts.
  14. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes until done.
  15. Remove sandwich with spatula to plate.
  16. Cut in half to serve.
 
Notes
Yields: one really large sandwich – this would be enough for two servings for some people. [br][br]If you have difficulty getting the cheese to melt, place sandwich on microwavable plate and microwave on high about 10-15 seconds or until cheese melts to your satisfaction.[br][br]If you cook this sandwich on too high of a heat, the bread will scorch. Keep the heat low and cook more slowly. This also allows the cheese to melt better.
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Doesn’t this look yummy?

Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #sandwiches are always a huge hit when we make them. These are particularly good for a quick weekend lunch or meal when you've been busy with sporting events. Also great for #tailgating parties. #SwissCheese #tomatoes #avocados #MeatlessMonday #GrilledCheeseSandwiches #GrilledSwissTomatoAndAvocadoSandwiches

Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches are so quick and easy to make. You can have a healthy lunch or supper ready in a snap with this easy recipe.

Grilled Swiss, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #sandwiches are always a huge hit when we make them. These are particularly good for a quick weekend lunch or meal when you've been busy with sporting events. Also great for #tailgating parties. #SwissCheese #tomatoes #avocados #MeatlessMonday #GrilledCheeseSandwiches #GrilledSwissTomatoAndAvocadoSandwiches

Doesn’t this sandwich just make you drool? All I can say, is it was fantastic!

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  • Shari Kelley

    June 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I love avocado, too. Last weekend, it was our anniversary, and we went to a restaurant where they made guacamole tableside, with about 10 different bowls of add ins you could choose. It was so good. These sandwiches look amazing! Any sandwich with melted cheese and avocado sounds perfect to me.

    1. Teresa

      June 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

      Yeah, you need to try these sometime! So quick and easy. I think I could eat one of these EVERY day and I’m not a big sandwich lover. I wish you would have saved a bite of all that avocado stuff for me!!! 🙂

  • Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist

    June 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Oh, oh, oh! One of my favorite combinations. I’m a-droolin’, Teresa!

    1. Teresa

      June 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      I knew you would be drooling after making these. Perhaps I should have named these: “Tamara’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!!!!” Seriously, you need to make these sometime. They were fabulous. And the crusty bread recipe is about the easiest bread you can make.

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