Ok so I posted this steak and beetroot sandwich recipe a few weeks ago, see it here, and it went down pretty well so I thought I’d share my latest creation. My tricolour grilled cheese. It combines too of my favourite things. Tricolour salad (avocado, mozzarella, tomatoes) and sandwiches. Ok lets not beat around the bush. Here is what you need.
Ingredients (makes 2 sandwiches)
4 Slices of crusty bread. I used a thick crust bread like a tiger loaf.
Handful of cherry tomatoes ( I think big beef tomatoes would go better)
1 Ball of mozzarella
Selection of deli meats
Salt and pepper
Ingredients for the guacamole
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Dash of olive oil
1 tbsp of chopped white onion
Dash of lemon juice.
Ok so first thing first. The guacamole. Now I am pretty proud of my little recipe I have for this. I originally just winged it but it always seems to taste good, and people always ask for the recipe so I took note and now I’m sharing it with you guys.
Ok so peel, pip and scoop out the avocado and cut it into cubes and put it in to your pestle and mortar. If you don’t have one of these a bowl and a masher or even a fork will do.
Mash the avocado into a pulp, then season with salt and pepper. Add the cayenne pepper, garlic powder and olive oil and keep mushing it all together. Always taste frequently when making this so you get it to the spice and season that you like.
Next chop up some onion, now you only want about a tablespoon of chopped onion, and add it in. Once again pulp it all together. Then finally add your lemon juice. Start with a little then add a bit more to your liking. Remember you can always add a little more but you can’t take any away.
Ok once that is made move on to the main event. Cut your mozzarella ball into slices, slice the tomatoes and slice your bread into thick slices. I used cherry tomatoes as that was all I had, but I think big beef tomatoes would be amazing with this.
Next heat up a frying pan and add a dash of olive oil, with salt and pepper, once its heated up take your bread and sweep round the oil in the pan and let it fry off a little. Then flip it over and do the same to the other side. While this side is cooking add the mozzarella to one side of the bread. Once the cheese and started to melt a little, take the bread off the heat and prepare the rest of your sandwich.
I layered the meat over the mozzarella on one side and on the other side, I topped the guacamole with the cherry tomatoes. I then sandwiched it altogether and put it back on the heat, just to melt the cheese a little more.
This is the end result…don’t ask me why all the sandwiches I make seem to be monster big..but hey they taste so good. Drizzle with a little bit of balsamic glaze and your good to go!