Step up your sandwich game with this Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Tomatoes, feta cheese, onions, kale, and olives combine to form this healthy and filling sandwich.
Cheese, cheese, cheese—oh how I adore you. I enjoy you in many forms, but especially in the form of a grilled cheese sandwich. Growing up, grilled cheese’s were my go-to after school snack or weekend lunch. They were simple, filling and oh-so-cheesy. I liked making them on my own, but I especially enjoyed when my mom would make me one because mom food is the best food, even when it is just a simple grilled cheese. Though I must admit, plain ole grilled cheese gets a bit boring after awhile. So, I thought I’d spruce things up a bit with this Mediterranean grilled cheese sandwich!
Mediterranean flavors are kind of the best aren’t they? When I think ‘mediterranean’, I automatically think of salads. I have NO idea why, because this flavor combination can be used in many different food forms, including sandwiches.
Besides cheese, it includes tomatoes and kale and onion and California Black Ripe Olives. Why have JUST cheese when you could have all of that other fun stuff too? These add-ins make the sandwich healthier, more filling, filled with nutrients, even more flavorful, and the best part is that it’s just as simple. There are few things in life I enjoy more than a simple sandwich recipe (besides massages and chocolate and going on vacation, of course).
This sandwich is:
Comfort food-esqu but also…
Only 7 ingredients if you include the bread & butter
I’d say it’s kind of a must-make, wouldn’t you?
A kiiiiiind of cool fact about olives—listen up! California black ripe olives are as good as they taste and contain Vitamin E, iron, Vitamin K, and fiber. They are packaged at their peak to preserve nutrients for year-round enjoyment. Who knew?! I didn’t. Olives are good tasting but they’re also good for you. Besides sandwiches, you could easily add them into salads, soups or casseroles.
For more information on how to incorporate olives into your diet, check out this site. Also if I were you, I would enter the California Ripe Olives Midsummer Mediterranean Giveaway for a chance to win a fabulous prize package to help you enjoy tasty flavors of the season all year round. You can enter HERE. Edit: GIVEAWAY CLOSED.Print
Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich combines all of the best ingredients into one unique sandwich recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 1
- Category: lunch
- Method: skillet
- Cuisine: sandwich
- 2 slices bread
- 2 tsp butter
- 2 slices feta cheese
- 1/4 cup kale
- 3 red onion rings
- 1 slice tomato
- 2 tbsp California black ripe olives
- Butter 1 side of each piece of bread, then place one of them butter-side down into a skillet.
- Add the cheese, kale, onions, tomato, and olives on top of the bread, then place the second piece butter-side up on top.
- Grill sandwich on the one side before carefully flipping over and grilling on the other side until cheese has melted.
- Remove and enjoy!
Keywords: grilled cheese, mediterranean sandwich
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