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[Leftover] Broccoli Cheddar Grilled Cheese
with mixed greens salad

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Get your veggies and enjoy some pure comfort food all at once! Broccoli and cheddar are a classic combination, and harissa mayonnaise adds a pop of smoky spice.
Smarts: Be sure your broccoli pieces are fairly small so they stay nestled inside the bread.



Broccoli Cheddar Grilled Cheese:
  • Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
  • Harissa, mild or spicy - 2 tsp , use more or less depending on your preference
  • Roasted Balsamic Broccoli (leftover from Monday) - ~2 cups
  • Cheese, cheddar - 4 oz , shredded or sliced
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Bread, sourdough - 8 slices (sub any sandwich bread)
Mixed Greens Salad:
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Grapes - 1 cup , halved
  • Mixed greens - 6 oz (sub any salad greens)


  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and honey. Slowly add olive oil while whisking. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make harissa mayonnaise - Combine mayonnaise and harissa and stir well. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Broccoli - If broccoli pieces are large, chop them into small pieces (this will help them stay inside the sandwiches). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  4. Cheese / Grapes - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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  1. Warm broccoli briefly in the microwave.

  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Soften butter briefly in the microwave, 5 to 10 seconds.

  3. Assemble sandwiches by buttering one side of each piece of bread. Place half of the bread slices buttered-side down on a clean work surface. Spread each slice with some harissa mayonnaise and top with cheese and broccoli. Add remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.

  4. Cook sandwiches until bread is golden brown and filling is warm and bubbly, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  5. While sandwiches cook, toss mixed greens and grapes with vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  6. Serve sandwiches with salad on the side. Enjoy!



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