Fresh Fig and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Fresh Fig and Avocado Grilled Cheese
Jazz up your traditional grilled cheese sandwich with fresh figs, avocado and baby spinach. The combination of flavors is perfectly balanced and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 430 kcal


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1-2 fresh figs
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 2 slices white cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Rinse the figs, avocado and baby spinach.
  • Slice the figs into thin disks.
  • Peel, pit and slice the avocado.
  • Slice or tear the spinach, if desired.
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat while you assemble your sandwich.
  • Butter the outside of each piece of bread.
  • Stack the avocado, figs and spinach on the bottom slice.
  • Put the cheese on top and then add the other slice of bread.
  • Cook until the bottom piece of bread is toasted. Then flip the sandwich and cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Cut in half and enjoy!


Smart Shopping Tips:
  • Choose soft, dry figs that are plump.
  • Avoid wrinkled, bruised or discolored figs.
  • Figs vary in size and color depending on the variety. The skin can be green, brown, purple, yellow or white.
  • Figs are only found in grocery stores for a short period of time each year. Plan your meals accordingly.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Rinse fresh figs under cold water before consuming raw. The skin is edible and can be left on unless the recipe says otherwise.
  • Cooking techniques commonly used for figs are baking, boiling, caramelizing, deep-frying, grilling and roasting.
  • Experiment with different flavor combinations, breads, cheese or greens.  The sky is the limit with grilled cheese!
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