Caliente Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Have I mentioned how much my husband loves baseball?  We’ve had many memorable family moments at Citi Field since I became part of the Mets blogger program, and most recently, the first ever Mets Moms Panel.  With game day entertaining in mind, I recently created a tasty quick-to-make sandwich.

HolaAvocados are such a yummy addition to a traditional grilled cheese sandwich.  I’ve recently been purchasing Avocados from Mexico as they are available year-round.  I love incorporating this super food into my family’s meals as much as possible since they are packed with essential nutrients, nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, and healthy monounsaturated fat.

According to my husband, my caliente avocado grilled cheese sandwich is off the hook:

Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caliente Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • Cheese
  • 2 slices of bread (I used Texas Toast)
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ground Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • butter

Directions:

1.  Slice avocados and toss with lime juice, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.

2.  Assemble sandwich with ample cheese on both sides, tomato, and sliced seasoned avocado.

3.  Heat butter in a nonstick skillet over medium/low heat.

4.  Add sandwich and cook until cheese melts and bread begins to golden (approximately two and a half minutes per side.

Avocados are a staple in Colombian cuisine,and I’ll definitely be making more next week when my mom visits (minus the cayenne!).

Win It:  Avocados From Mexico is offering a fun giveaway {US Only} including a Sur La Table “Batter UP” Silicone Spatula, an OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, an I love Avocado T-Shirt, and an Avocados From Mexico-branded USB loaded with recipes.  Total value is $45.  To enter simply leave a comment below.  An extra entry will be given to MB followers on Facebook.  A winner will be selected at random in one week.

UPDATE: Congrats to winner Jessterlyn

Also be sure to enter the Avocado All Star sweepstakes at AvocadoAllStars.com for the chance to win a $5,000 grocery gift card, and download a coupon for 1 free 10-oz Ro*Tel when you buy 3 Avocados from Mexico.  For more recipe ideas, check out avocadosfrommexico.com or visit their Facebook page.

This post is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico via One2One Network. As always,  all opinions are my own. 

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  1. That sandwich looks outstanding. I love avacado, my Hubs.. not so much, but I bet with the cheese and tomatoes, he might just learn to like avacado too.

  2. I’m drooling over there. That sandwich looks seriously amazing. I have to give it a try one of these days!

  3. It’s not even lunch and that looks delicious! I love the combo of avocado and cheese.

  4. OMGoodness! My daughter would LOVE this! She’s a big avocado fan, well we all are but she has to have it with everything. I’m pinning so I can remember it! 🙂

  5. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of putting avocado on my grilled cheese before. This is something that both my husband and I would enjoy. Thanks for the recipe I can’t wait to try it!

  6. oh I am soooo making this when my mom comes up to visit from texas in dec!!!

  7. I have just really found a love for avocados. Your sandwich really does sound off the hook! Pinning!

  8. I’ve never really used Avocado in cooking, just guacamole and slicing it up and dipping it in soy sauce sometimes! I’m so glad everyone’s going crazy about the super food now!

  9. Maria I am coming to yours for a grilled sandwich it looks amazing!!! x

  10. I have only recently begun investigating various ways to use Avocados because I have learned about their positive healthful qualities.

  11. Oh boy, this is the kind of grilled cheese I make! I call it gourmet grilled cheese. A group of girlfriends and I used to get together on Friday nights and make these with different kinds of cheese, bacon, black olives, onions, bell peppers, anything and everything we could think of. This looks divine! I like the lime juice and cayenne. Maybe have to try that next grilled cheese night.

  12. That looks totally delicious!!! Do you deliver?! 🙂

  13. Arik Issan says

    for my sister! who loves avocados

  14. I love avocados!

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  16. great giveaway!

  17. That sandwich sounds muy delicioso. I like to use avocados in sandwich spreads and on salads. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. cool! i primarily think of guac when i think avocados, maybe it’s time to branch out a little

  20. Love this recipe.

  21. I’ve not eaten avocados in a while but maybe it’s time to try them again!

  22. Your recipe looks delicious. Avocados are delicious in so many entrees and salads!

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  24. Emily Wells says

    I looooooove avocados!

  25. That is a really great looking sandwich. Now I am going to make those for dinner tonight.

  26. i love avocados on everything

  27. This inspires me to try planting another avocado tree (the first one was a disaster of epic proportions). The idea of walking outside and picking avocados to make a sandwich like this is pretty motivating.

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  29. I love avocados!

  30. I love Avacados.

  31. We love avocados here. This recipes sounds like a good & simple lunch. Thanks

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  33. I love avocados!!

  34. Looks so good going to make this for lunch on Friday

  35. For the longest time, I kept insisting that I did not like avocados…but lately, I have really been loving them on my sandwiches.

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  37. Georgia Beckman says

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Avocados are my favorite!

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  39. Whitney Lindeman says

    Minus the tomatoes, I want this in my belly! 🙂

  40. Whitney Lindeman says

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  41. Looks yummy!

  42. Ship one down to me in Georgia please!

  43. I am always looking for a new way to use avocados.

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  45. Oh my goodness that looks SO delicious. I pinned it on Pinterest so I don’t forget to make it as soon as I can!! Thanks for the giveaway, I’d love to win, I love me some avocado!

  46. I love the combination of bacon and avocado, would probably make this grilled cheese even better (if somewhat unhealthier!)

  47. (I also follow your page on Facebook.)

  48. HOLY AVOCADO!

    This looks seriously scrumptious… So much so that I will probably be making it for lunch tomorrow 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe!

    -Drea

  49. I adore avocados, especially in smoothies or on a turkey sandwich!

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  52. That looks so good!

  53. Leann Lindeman says

    Great giveaway! We do like our avocados in this house!

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    I like to use them in my omlets.

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  60. I think the only way I’ve ever eaten an avocado is in a salad. The sandwich looks delicious!

  61. Stephanie F. says

    Avocados are so versatile, healthy and delicious. Guacamole is my favorite food. I can eat it for dinner!

  62. Thank you for the recipe! I like using avocados instead of mayo in recipes.

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  66. Kim Henrichs says

    That looks so tasty!! I love avocados. We use them a lot as soup toppings, in sandwichs, or even just plain with a little olive oil and balsamic. YUM

  67. Kim Henrichs says

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  68. Nicole Sender says

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  70. I love avocados. I mostly eat them cut up into salads with cilantro dressing.

  71. That sandwich does indeed look off the hook.

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  73. Oh come on, and you say you need ideas for recipes?! This looks AMAZING! You could be giving my blog a run for its money, lol! ;-)))

  74. I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway

  75. Jenel Meier says

    I loooove avocados, in every form!!

  76. I love avocados, I could eat them at every meal. That sandwich looks good, I may have to make that for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  77. I love avocados! This is awesome. This recipe sounds amazing, I’m going to try it today!

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  79. Missy Marie says

    This looks so good! Gonna make this, I’ve been trying to avoid meat and this would work:)

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  83. Thanks for sharing the recipe for this sandwich. It looks awesome. I’m sure I’ll be making it soon. I love avocados and am always looking for new ways to use them. I also liked your FB page.

  84. Oh man, that looks good! Guess I’ll be grabbing lunch out today 😉

  85. Thank you for this giveaway I absolutely love Avacado’s and I would love to win this.

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    i would love to win! i also need to try that recipe!

  87. I love avocado and this sandwich sounds (and looks) amazing!!

  88. Maryann D. says

    We purchase lots of avocados, my family loves them!

  89. Amanda Rauch says

    Oh my-that sandwich looks amazing!! We love avocados here at our house-I am always looking for an excuse to buy them at the store 🙂

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  101. laurie nykaza says

    I love to have them on everything from sandwiches, to dips with chips

  102. Avocados are my FAVORITE! I could eat them for every meal.

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  104. I will definitely be trying a variation of that sandwich in the near future!

  105. katy adams says

    That sandwich looks delicious!! I love avocados

  106. I just wanted to say thanks for the recipe and also for the give-a-way. I have recently become a fan of Avocados via my daughter…my favorite is eating avocados with spanish rice and blue cheese dressing, or on a bagel with mayo and tomato. I will be trying your recipe as soon as I go and buy some more (ran out again). Following on FB (Katherine Lungren-frias)

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  113. Meaghan McD says

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  114. That sandwich looks great cant wait to try it. Thanks for the giveaway

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  117. yum!!! looks super good 🙂

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  119. Oh wow – that sandwich looks really good…Ive done tomato on my grilled cheeses, but I never thought about avocado.

  120. Jen Wilson says

    Yum! We love avocados!

  121. Looking at that sandwich, is making me so hungry.. It looks delicious.

  122. Loved the sandwich. I eat a lot of guac and avocados and had never tried in a grilled cheese. Fantastic

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  124. These avocado grilled cheese sandwiches look so good!

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  131. This sandwich looks fantastic. I’m going to have to pick up some avocados and try this.

  132. Those look delicious! Avocados make everything taste luxurious.

  133. Allyson Hunter says

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  137. Secret Burkheiser says

    The sandwich looks delicious!! I think I will surprise my husband with one today:)

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  139. I like the idea of seasoning the sandwich with lime. Thanks for the idea.

  140. Lachelle B says

    I love to ear avocados with just about every meal!

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  146. Samantha Knight says

    Totally making this for lunch! I am lucky to have the ingredients on hand, because your post made my tummy rumble.

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  157. Carly Dumac says

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  160. I have been slowing introducing the kiddo to avocados. She swears that she hates them, but I blended an avocado with some Vegenaise, mustard, salt, pepper, lemon and garlic powder and used it as her sandwich spread the other day and she *loved* it! Progress!

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  170. Jara Christensen says

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  171. Your picture looks so good!! As a very poor graduate student, there is nothing like a good sandwich!!

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  174. I love avacados! This is a really cool giveaway. I also liked on Facebook.

  175. This looks really good.I think I’m going to make this without the cayenne like how your mother likes it.

  176. Holy cow! That sandwich looks AMAZING.

  177. Mary Beth Elderton says

    We LOVE avocados! Your sandwich looks amazing!

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  180. Shawndra Befort says

    I love avocado but not sure of many ways to incorporate them

  181. I love avocado! That sandwich looks delicious!

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  183. Can’t get enough of avocados- wish the rest of my family felt the same. Thanks!

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  189. Heather Wolf says

    That’s an amazing recipe! I also love mixing hard-boiled egg yolk with avocado & garlic salt, then stuffing the egg white with the mixture.

  190. I love avocados and this sandwich looks delish!

  191. I love avocados – i especially like to make guacamole!

  192. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    I think I have loved avocados almost as long as it’s been since I learned how to FEED MYSELF (which was especially young since I had older siblings egging me along.) I’m not sure if I should share this rather “gross” story and childhood memory:

    When I was back in grade school I loved avocados SO MUCH that after school when we all stopped for snacks and the other kids bought candy and chips – I would buy a ripe AVOCADO and pretty much just eat it with my hands… which meant that there was a lot of “green stuff” under my fingernails and other kids would loudly tease me that the green was from picking my nose!!!

    As mortifying as it was – I kept doing it (eating the avocados – but I would carry a lot of napkins and little tool for cleaning out from under my nails.)

    I like to add avocado to just about everything – and this recipe looks like it would be irresistible – even to people who (say what???!) who think they don’t care for avocado.

    Thanks and please enter me into the giveaway.

  193. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

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  194. That sandwich looks scrumptious.

  195. Billie Wilson says

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I want to enter.

  196. I have never tried avocado before but would love to give it a try.

  197. Avocados are one of the few favorites foods of mine that are actually HEALTHY!

  198. id love to win, i could eat an avocado a day.

  199. Jen Wilson says

    The baby and I love avocados. Choose me!

  200. That sandwich looks delicious! I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow!

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  202. Joan Kubes says

    That sandwich looks yummy and easy to make. we love avacados! I follow on facebook.

  203. Yummy avocados! They are on my list for my baby to try soon!

  204. I adore avocado, even just plain

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  207. Oh my goodness…. That looks amazing! Avocadoes are my favorite~

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  209. Guacamole is one of my favorite foods but I love avocados in general and like to find new recipes that require them.

  210. Such an awesome looking sandwich – I love avocados!

  211. Diana Hatch says

    Love avocados! Thanks for the giveaway

  212. I love Avocados!

  213. I love avocados and I’m a fan on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  214. I love avocado in dip or just sliced!

  215. I would absolutely LOVE this! Thank you so much for the chance! I also followed on FB as Emmi Jones!!!!!!!!

  216. Avocados are one of my favorite foods. Thanks for sponsoring this fun contest!

  217. Amanda Kortokrax says

    The pictured sandwich looks AMAZING!!!!!!!

    Thanks for this opportunity 🙂

  218. I love me some avocados and that sandwich looks delish..

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  220. have only ever eaten avocado as guacamole dip- that sandwich looks outstandingly yummy!

  221. Roseanne A says

    Looks delicious!

  222. I love grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato, going to have to try it now with avocado! Looks super yummy!

  223. Yummy!! Yummy!! Yummy!!

  224. michelle gilliland mcafee says

    Wow, I gotta try that sandwich. Great looking.

  225. Brooklyn Dutson says

    LOOK SO GOOD!

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