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Monday, April 16, 2012

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled Cheese

Do I have the right month? I think this is National Grilled Cheese Month. If not this is still a wonderful healthy change from the "regular grilled cheese". You even get a bonus of fruit and veggie!

3 servings
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1 (4-ounce) goat cheese log, softened

6 whole grain bread slices
4 1/2 teaspoons red pepper jelly
3/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
6 large basil leaves
1 1/2 cups fresh watercress or arugula
Salt and pepper to taste

Spread goat cheese on 1 side of 3 bread slices. Spread pepper jelly on 1 side of remaining bread slices; layer with strawberries, basil leaves, and watercress. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining bread, goat cheese side down. Cook sandwiches in a large lightly greased nonstick skillet over medium heat 2to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


  1. me too! The red pepper jelly with the strawberries and cheese, what a combo, yummo!

  2. For red pepper jelly, can you use the red jalapeno jelly? I think that is all I've seen locally, but this sounds so good.

  3. YES! This sounds so good. Love goat cheese. I need some goats.


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