California Avocado and Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese

California Avocado and Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese

Total Time: 30 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 480
Total Fat 33g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 620mg
Total Carbs 30g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Potassium 447mg

Vitamin A 219 mcg; Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 391 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 104 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.16 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 30%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

A rustic grilled cheese with spicy roasted Hatch chiles, sweet ripe tomato and avocado. This vegetarian delight rates high on flavor and equally on nutrition. Fall in love with the flavor, stay in love knowing you are receiving key nutrients like a good source of fiber (14% DV), 15% vitamins C and E, along with an excellent source of protein (34% DV) and calcium (30% DV)

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Serves: 4

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2 large Hatch green chiles, mild* 8 slices rustic wheat or white bread 4 Tbsp. butter, softened 8 slices Cheddar cheese** 2 medium ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 firm but ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced 1/8 tsp. salt Fresh basil leaves, (optional) *If Hatch chiles are out of season, use fresh poblanos or canned Hatch chiles **Use medium or sharp cheddar cheese according to your taste
  1. Cook chiles on a grill or under the broiler until nicely charred. Wrap in foil and let stand for 5 minutes to cool and soften. Carefully remove stem and seeds and cut into 1/4-inch strips.
  2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top bread slices with one slice cheese, chiles, tomato slices, onion and avocado, salt (on the avocado) in this order, adding basil if desired. Top with remaining cheese slices and lose sandwiches. Place in a very large skillet, butter side down over medium heat and cook until the cheese is melted and sandwiches are golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.

TIP: Sprinkle a bit of extra cheese into the skillet before adding sandwiches. You’ll get a, delicious golden-brown crunchy crust.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with fries, potato chips or a green salad

Beverage Pairing: Iced tea

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

California Avocados can be used as a substitute for butter. Learn about avocados and dietary guidelines for Americans.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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