Asparagus green pea salad stuffed grilled cheese made in french bread with fontina cheese to make it the most amazing grilled cheese sandwich of all times!
This grilled cheese!!
I absolutely love grilled cheese sandwiches and over and over, I find myself creating the same kinds with cheese, chips and lots of my favorite hot sauce. I must tell you that nowhere this old favorite of mine is a common grilled cheese. It deserves it’s own post one day.someday.may be soon!
This current favorite of mine on the other hand is equally good though I won’t lie I still have soft spot for those just cheese based grilled cheese sandwiches. While in NY, we grabbed lunch from a sandwich shop and I felt that all those long walks in NY deserved a hearty grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. So I settled for an asparagus green pea salad grilled cheese. It sounded intriguing and I had to get it. You know, try it and if I like it recreate it for this space so you guys can have it as well. Best part of this job if I say so!
It was a very good combination together and I never thought of putting green peas in my grilled cheese before. Who puts green peas in grilled cheese anyways?! But I am glad that I tried it and after returning I recreated it and I am glad that green peas didn’t stop me from trying this amazing cheesy gooey sandwich! I am telling you it is super simple and even picky eaters in your family will enjoy this. You won’t expect this combination to work but boy, it does work. The tang from green pea – asparagus salad along with amazing melted fontina cheese makes it a classy grilled cheese. Grilled cheese gone modern!
I know, it’s not asparagus season but you don’t have to have super thin asparagus stalks. I was able to find thick asparagus stalks at local grocery store. Just chop the ends and roast them either in oven or on your grill or even on your skillet. Once they are soft to touch, take them off the heat. Chop in small pieces. Just a quick asparagus and pea salad and then stuffed into bread with lots of cheese. It is grilled cheese anyways, so don’t be afraid of cheese!
I call it grilled cheese without guilt. You get your comfort food plus greens too!
I am planning on making it again and serving for dinner with some soup like split pea or spinach-feta or my other favorite thai acorn squash soup. My mouth is watering just thinking about this future-meal!
Do you see that gooey cheese popping out of the sandwich. It is that good. Eaten by itself or with some hot sauce on the side or dipped in hot soup, it is a complete meal in itself. You need to make this tonight!! Pick your ingredients on the home from work and you will thanks your lucky stars!! It will make even tough day seem bearable.
Can’t even stop staring at this cheese!
- 4 thick slices good quality french bread or any other bread
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Juice of lime as per taste
- 4 asparagus stalks with ends cut and grilled or roasted until soft
- ¼ cup green peas, fresh or frozen
- 4 ounces fontina cheese
- In a bowl, add green peas, small chopped pieces of grilled or roasted asparagus, salt, black pepper, lime juice and olive oil. Stir and adjust as per taste.
- Smear butter on one side of all the breads. Lay buttered side down on a skillet for few minutes. Pile on two slices, cheese then asparagus-pea salad then more cheese. Cover them with the other two slices. Cook the sandwiches by pressing down. You may also cover the sandwiches with a large deep skillet or bowl so cheese melts faster.
- Serve immediately.
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Heather @ My Overflowing Cup saysSeptember 9, 2014 at 12:59 PM
These look not only beautiful, but delicious and healthy. I love adding veggies to a recipe that usually doesn’t include them. Thanks so much! Will be trying this one as soon as I can get my hands on some asparagus.
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Let me know how it turns out Heather!
cheri saysSeptember 9, 2014 at 2:46 PM
What a great sandwich, love this combination. I bet it is delicious!
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 9, 2014 at 4:04 PM
Daniela saysSeptember 10, 2014 at 8:21 AM
Love this combination of slowly melting cheese and crunchy veggies.
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 10, 2014 at 10:44 PM
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen saysSeptember 10, 2014 at 5:18 PM
Yum!! I loved stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches – asparagus and peas will make a great combination with the melty cheese. Pinning to try soon. Thanks, Ami!
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM
I hope you like this Geraldine!
Nicky @ Kitchen Sanctuary saysSeptember 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Greens in a toasted cheese? Genius! I can’t wait to try this!
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine saysSeptember 12, 2014 at 4:24 AM
What a great idea! Asparagus & Cheese — yum!
Beautiful photos 🙂
sabine@mamangerie saysSeptember 20, 2014 at 1:25 AM
What a beautiful combination of veggies and cheese – sounds very delicious!
Cheryl Vivian saysSeptember 23, 2014 at 7:05 AM
OMG, this looks fantastic! Grilled cheese is my favorite. Pinning!
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 24, 2014 at 11:56 PM
You should try this grilled cheese Cheryl!! It’s for grilled cheese lovers like us!
Annie @Maebells saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 2:05 PM
I am totally in love!! This is a brilliant idea! I am always looking for fun sandwiches to serve with soups, and this looks like a winner!
naivecookcooks saysJanuary 12, 2015 at 10:45 PM
It’s my favorite way to eat grilled cheese now Annie!!