Green Goddess Grilled Cheese


Green Goddess Grilled Cheese

1½ tbsp olive oil
12 fresh basil leaves
2 loose cups of fresh spinach leaves
3 cloves garlic
¼ tsp salt
⅛ tsp black pepper
butter, softened
4 large slices sourdough bread
4 - 6 thin slices avocado
fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
micro greens for garnish, optional

1. Put basil, one cup of spinach, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender and pulse until minced. Add olive oil and pulse until combined. Set aside.

2. Heat medium size frying pan on low heat.

3. Butter one side of each slice of the bread. Top two slices of the non-buttered side of bread with sliced mozzarella and a thin layer of sauce. Place those two bread slices, butter side down, in the heated frying pan and cook on low heat until the bread is golden brown. While still in the frying pan top the cheese and sauce with avocado slices and  one cup of spinach leaves. Place remaining bread, butter side up on top of spinach leaves and press down slightly. Carefully flip sandwich over and grill until golden brown.

4. Top with micro greens if desired and serve immediately.