So, I think the last time I had grilled cheese before this was middle school.
This is probably due to the fact that I’ve never been much of a real “cheese” eater. I loved all process versions of cheese back in the day aka American Cheese, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, etc. But I could also never eat cheese unless it was fully melted. Cheese on a sub sandwich, heck no. Cheese and crackers, ew. Cheese plain, OMG no.
Currently, I have some issues digesting most dairy products, but goat cheese and fresh grated parmesan are always a tummy pleaser for me. I have personally never seen a grilled cheese that only has goat cheese in it..
I also have never put fruit inside my sandwich (beside PB&J) to make a sweet & savory meal. This Blackberry Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich is filled with fresh Driscoll’s Blackberries, chopped basil and a drizzle of honey. The flavor combination is unreal and so unique for your tastebuds.
All you need is about 10 minutes, these easy ingredients and your favorite pan or panini maker, and you are all set. You can also even put it on a grill if you prefer. That would actually be pretty amazing, maybe a summery spin to it!
I have been making this for lunch and you can also put on some sliced chicken as well if you are looking for more protein. I added chicken to Jord’s and he loved it!
- 4 slices of whole wheat sourdough bread (or your bread of choice)
- 1 1/2 package (6 ounces) Driscoll's Blackberries
- 1 large bunch of basil, chopped
- 1 3 ounce package of goat cheese
- Drizzle of honey
- Place 4 slices of bread on cleaned counter or cutting board
- Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on each slice of bread
- Gently mash the blackberries on top of 2 slices of bread
- Split half the basil between the 2 slices of bread without blackberries
- Place each slice of bread with basil on top of the blackberry slices
- Heat a medium skillet or panini press and grease well with spray, butter or oil of choice
- Place each sandwich on the skillet and press down on each sandwich with a plate or another smaller pan
- Let the first side cook for 2 to 3 minutes (it should be slightly golden) then turn over to cook the other side
- Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes then cut in half and enjoy
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