I don't think in 76 Tips of the Day that I have featured any wonderful sandwiches. Today it's BROCCOLI AVOCADO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH. It has Grass Fed Organic Butter and Organic Cheddar Cheese as part of the ingredients, however, Vegans or anyone that does not do dairy products, due to lactose issues or beliefs, can substitute alternatives. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are part of the American culture. It is comfort food. I had one client that I worked with for 6 months. Every time I was at her home she had me make at least a dozen that she could warm up and eat. The nutritional value of broccoli can cover a page. To list just a few, it is high in Vitamins C and K, folic acid, potassium and fiber. It is a vegetable that the kids love and coupled with cheese definitely makes it a winner. Also the avocado, rich in Vitamins A, D, C and B6, calcium, iron and magnesium is a good source of fat. This recipe is just a different way to make a toasted cheese sandwich and definitely worth exploring.
BROCCOLI AVOCADO GRILLED CHEESE
2 Tablespoons Grass Fed Organic Butter, softened and divided or Vegan alternative 1/4 medium Red Onion, thinly spiced 2 cloves Garlic, minced 1 1/4 cups Broccoli, finely chopped after cooked in boiling water 4 slices of Whole Grain Bread from a loaf that is oversized so you can get a very large slice or slices of Gluten Free Bread 1/4 cup Goat Cheese at room temperature, or Vegan alternative Cheddar, Swiss or Gouda slices or Vegan alternative 1 ripe Avocado, mashed
1) Bring water to a boil and add the Broccoli Florets. Cook until soft. Remove and chop the Broccoli into small pieces 2) In a skillet add 1 Tablespoon Grass Fed Butter, Onion and Garlic and cook until Onions are soft and translucent. Add the chopped Broccoli. Saute for another minute and then remove from the heat. 3) Spread the remaining Butter on one side of the Bread. Flip them over and spread the softened Goat Cheese. Then spread the mashed Avocado on top of the Goat Cheese. 4) Divide the Broccoli mixture between the two slices of bread that are topped with the Goat Cheese and Avocado. Then top the Broccoli with a slice of cheese and then with the remaining slice of bread. Lightly butter the top of the bread. 5) In a non-stick skillet carefully place the sandwiches in a pan and cook on one side that you recently buttered and cook until golden brown. Press down firmly with the top of a spatula and then flip and finish cooking on the other side. Remove, cut in half and serve. The kids and grown up kids will love it.