Avocado and Egg Grilled Cheese {Vegetarian, Whole Food}

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For this month’s The Secret Recipe Club assignment, I received Amy’s Cooking Adventures. It’s hard to believe that Amy grew up not cooking at all, because her recipes now sound so delicious and the results look beautiful. I had a tough time choosing among Amy’s tasty recipes. Some of my favorites included Spinach & Artichoke Pizza, Yamburgers, Avocado, Cucumber, & Turkey Sandwich (maybe mashed chickpeas as a turkey substitute) and Heart Healthy Vegetable Alfredo. But I simply could not resist this recipe for Avocado & Egg Grilled Cheese … it looks and sounds fantastic. I’m not a big fan of runny egg yolks, so I couldn’t bring myself to do the over easy eggs, but I challenged myself a little bit and strayed away from my usual scrambled. Topped with fresh guacamole, cheese and spinach on homemade honey whole wheat bread, these delectable sandwiches are not your Mama’s grilled cheese. So incredible.

Avocado and Egg Grilled Cheese
Adapted from Avocado & Egg Grilled Cheese.
Ingredients for 4 sandwiches

  • 4 eggs (the adults had fried over hard and the kids scrambled)
  • 8 slices Honey Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese, divided
  • 1 cup Loaded Guacamole (we left out the serranos for the kids)
  • small handfuls spinach leaves, roughly shredded
  • butter
Directions
To do the scrambled eggs, my husband makes the eggs sort of like an omelet. Whisk the eggs, pour them into the pan over medium-high heat. Once egg is set, fold the sides up to make the egg into a sandwich-sized patty and flip. Cook for another couple of minutes on the other side.Fry the remaining eggs over hard (or really however you’d like your eggs) over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, butter one side of each slice of bread. On the unbuttered side of one slice, sprinkle half the cheese. Add the guacamole in large spoonsful, then spread it to the edges of the bread. Add the spinach leaves and the fried (or scrambled) egg. Top with the remaining cheese and slice of bread, buttered side up.Place the sandwiches 1 or 2 at a time into the hot skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the bread is toasted, flip and cook and additional 1-2 minutes or until the bread is toasted and cheese is melted.

The Results
Oh my gosh, this is delicious! I already new I loved our guacamole, but I’d never thought to have it on an egg sandwich. Egg sandwiches are our favorite late night meals. I usually have the scrambled egg patty like the kids got here, but I decided to branch out and do the fried egg since we’d just gotten some farm fresh eggs. I absolutely love the white part of fried eggs…so crispy and delicious. And this time the yolk was pretty good, too. I’m not sure I could go all the way like Amy and fry it over easy…but maybe some day. The kids and adults all devoured these sandwiches. A definite repeat.

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Comments

  1. Daniel Saraga says

    That sandwich looks amazing. A tasty grown-up approach to the original grilled cheese!

  2. Amy's Cooking A says

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the grilled cheese! That is one of my favorite sandwiches!!

  3. Danielle says

    I've been seeing avocados paired with eggs everywhere lately. I'm going to have to jump on that bandwagon because I love them both! This sandwich takes it to the next level. Looks delicious!

  4. Kristi says

    Oh Debbi, I think you will LOVE it…it's such a delicious combination I'm jealous I wasn't the one to think of it.

  5. Kristi says

    Amy thank you so much for the wonderful recipe. I'm not ashamed to admit my mouth is watering right now thinking about that sandwich. We'll definitely be making these again.

  6. Denise says

    Kristi, these look amazing, and quite timely since April IS national grilled cheese month. I know what we're having for lunch tomorrow. Denisehttp://evans-eatlaughlove.blogspot.com/

  7. Judee @ Gluten Free says

    Your description of the sandwhich makes me want one! Very interesting idea .

  8. Miz Helen says

    Hi Kristi,I just love the Avocado and Egg combination for your grilled cheese, it is a great sandwich! It is fun cooking with you in the SRC!Miz Helen

  9. Betsy says

    O.M.G I need this in my belly right now! I'm stopping by from SRC but be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month. We have peas AND rhubarb link parties open! We'd love if you'd share any recipes you may have http://bit.ly/H9XJGB

  10. Kristy Lynn says

    I'm with Fallon – eggs and avocado = good. to be fair, avocado and anything = good. i make eggy, avocado, cheese sandwiches for breakfast regularly. i love the addition of the leafy greens though! I prefer chard to spinach but either way I'm down :)Happy SRC reveal from a group D Member!

  11. beti says

    I am a fan of avocado and egg, they taste great together and in a grilled cheese even better