The Best Grilled Cheese Ever {Gruyere, Spinach, Avocado & Tomato}
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Not just any grilled cheese. This gourmet sandwich uses Gruyere, avocado, baby spinach and sweet sliced tomatoes to warm up the coldest of days and fill the hungriest of hungers.
Serves: 1
  • 2 slices of rye bread
  • 2 slices of Gruyere, or enough to evenly cover 1 slice of bread
  • ¼ of an avocado, sliced
  • 1 small handful of baby spinach
  • 2-4 slices of a sweet tomato, such as vine ripened, roma or campari (grape tomatoes work well too!), lightly seasoned with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  1. Heat a skillet to medium/medium-high
  2. Butter 1 side of each slice of bread
  3. On the non-buttered sides, lay the cheese slice(s) evenly across 1 piece and smash the sliced avocado on the other piece, leaving a few chunks. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the avocado.
  4. Lay the buttered side of the bread (the one with the cheese on it) on the skillet and top with baby spinach and tomatoes.
  5. Top this layer with the slice that has the smushed avocado, avocado side down, buttered side out.
  6. Once the cheese has started to melt and the bottom piece is browned, carefully flip the sandwich and toast the opposite side until evenly browned.
  7. Remove to a plate to cool down and crisp up.
Recipe by Firefly Tales at