Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April 18, 2013

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese – loaded with Mozzarella and Feta Cheese, fresh tomatoes, sliced black olives (you can use Kalamata if preferred), and just the right amount of red onion, fresh basil and garlic. This grilled cheese is an amazingly tasty and deliciously Greek inspired.

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This is a recipe you won’t want to let go of. It’s quick, simple, hearty, loaded with an exciting blend of flavors and full of cheese! Does it get much better than that?

It’s made with two kinds of cheese, loaded with veggies and pan fried until perfectly golden brown on the outside and deliciously melty and gooey on the inside. Yum yum yum!

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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich

5 from 1 vote

Mediterranean inspired sandwich made with two kinds of cheese, loaded with veggies and pan fried until perfectly golden brown on the outside and deliciously melty and gooey on the inside. 

Servings: 1
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices rustic white bread or sourdough bread
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil , divided
  • 2 oz . Wisconsin Whole Milk Mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1 oz . Wisconsin Feta cheese , crumbled
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 Roma tomato slices
  • 2 Tbsp diced black olives
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp finely minced garlic (about 1/3 clove)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a non-stick 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add garlic and spinach and saute until spinach begins to wilt, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat, stir in basil and set aside. To assemble sandwich, spread Mozzarella and Feta cheese over one slice of bread into an even layer. Layer tomatoes in a single layer over cheese. Spread spinach mixture over tomatoes then sprinkle olives and red onions over tomatoes. Season with freshly ground black pepper and top with remaining slice of bread.
  2. Spread 1 tsp olive oil evenly over skillet, add sandwich and heat over medium-low heat. Cook until bottom is golden brown, about 3 - 4 minutes, then remove sandwich from pan. Spread remaining 1 tsp olive oil evenly along skillet, carefully rotate sandwich to opposite side and return to pan over medium-low heat. Cover skillet with lid and cook until bottom is golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes. Serve immediately.
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 642 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1628mg71%
Potassium 688mg20%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 6710IU134%
Vitamin C 25.3mg31%
Calcium 542mg54%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Cheese
Author: Jaclyn