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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
with arugula and feta salad

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min


Mediterranean Grilled Cheese:
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Sandwich bread - 8 slices
  • Fontina - 8 slices (Or use Swiss, mozzarella)
  • Homemade roasted eggplant and red pepper pesto (leftover from Monday) - 1/2 cup + more for dipping
Arugula and Feta Salad:
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/4 cup
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Arugula - 4 oz
  • Cheese, feta (opt) - 2 oz


  1. Butter - Let it sit at room temperature for ~5 minutes.

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  1. Butter one side of each piece of bread with about 1/2 tbsp of butter each. Lay out bread buttered-side down. Layer with cheese, pesto, cheese and top with bread, buttered-side up. Continue until all sandwiches are made.
  2. Heat up a griddle or a skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches onto heated surface (as many as can fit) and press down throughout the grilling process with a spatula. Flip once the first side is golden, ~ 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Whisk together maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Dress arugula in vinaigrette and garnish with feta (if using).
  4. Enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches with salad on the side.



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