Roasted Red Bell Pepper Avocado Grilled Cheese

Red bell pepper & avocado grilled cheese with caramelized onions & honey mustard sauce
04/27/2016 6:30:00 AM vindhyadesai

Sandwiches are a very popular snack liked by both kids and adults. The ways to make a sandwich are endless. Let me share a little anecdote with you all about the origin of sandwiches. I read this little story in a supermarket cafe near my home. Sandwich was apparently invented when a snack was demanded by an Earl from his chef. The Earl wanted a snack for which he would not have had to use a fork and knife to cut his food. The chef thought about serving bread and vegetables in this unique way and thus the ‘sandwich’ came into being. 
For this sandwich I have used roasted sweet red bell pepper, healthy and tasty avocado, creamy honey mustard sauce and cheese sandwiched between toasted slices of multi grain-seed bread.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Avocado Grilled Cheese
 
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Red bell pepper & avocado grilled cheese with caramelized onions & honey mustard sauce
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: World
Serves: 4 sandwiches
Ingredients
For Roasted Bell Pepper:
  • 1 quartered red bell pepper
  • Few drops of olive oil
  • Salt to sprinkle
For Caramelized Onions:
  • 1 half slices of red onion
  • ½ Tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ Tsp ground black pepper
  • A pinch of sugar
For Honey Mustard Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • ½ Tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ Tsp whole grain mustard
  • ½ Tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tsp honey
For Sandwich:
  • 8 Slices of multi grain-seeded bread
  • Butter to toast
  • 1 avocado cut into half moon slices
  • ½ Cup grated cheddar cheese
Method
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 C for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the quartered red bell peppers onto a sheet pan lined with foil
  2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt
  3. Roast in oven for 20 minutes turning them once in between
  4. When their skins are lightly black and charred, peel their skins off and cut into thick slices. Keep aside
  5. In a pan, heat olive oil, add sliced red onions. Add salt, sugar and ground black pepper. Cook them slowly till they turn golden and caramelize. Keep aside
  6. For honey mustard sauce, mix both mustards into sour cream with ground black pepper
  7. Add honey and mix well. Keep aside
  8. Slightly toast the bread slices with butter. Keep aside
  9. To make sandwiches, gather all ingredients together
  10. On one side of a bread slice smear 1 Tsp of honey mustard sauce and spread into a thin layer evenly
  11. Spoon some caramelized onions onto the bread slices
  12. Add a few cut slices of roasted bell pepper
  13. Place a few slices of avocado on top
  14. Top it up with grated cheese
  15. Place another slice of toasted bread
  16. Toast with some butter again till golden on the outside. Repeat this for all sandwiches
  17. Serve immediately with ketchup and slices of avocado or salad of your choice
Notes
Any colour of bell pepper can be used. I find red bell peppers extra sweet

Adjust quantity of cheese as you like

Use unsalted butter to toast sandwich, this way you can adjust salt to your taste. Remember cheese will be salted

Regular white bread or brown bread may be used. Multi seeded bread gives a nice crunch

Divide the piles of ingredients into 4 parts (or more if recipe is doubled or tripled) roughly

Sandwiches can also be grilled in a grill pan or sandwich maker

 Stepwise:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 C for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the quartered red bell peppers onto a sheet pan lined with foil
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  2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt
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  3. Roast in oven for 20 minutes turning them once in between
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  4. When their skins are lightly black and charred, peel their skins off and cut into thick slices. Keep aside
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  5. In a pan, heat olive oil, add sliced red onions. Add salt, sugar and ground black pepper. Cook them slowly till they turn golden and caramelize. Keep aside
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  6. For honey mustard sauce, mix both mustards into sour cream with ground black pepper
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  7. Add honey and mix well. Keep aside 
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  8. Slightly toast the bread slices with butter. Keep aside
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  9. To make sandwiches, gather all ingredients together
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  10. On one side of a bread slice smear 1 Tsp of honey mustard sauce and spread into a thin layer evenly
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  11. Spoon some caramelized onions onto the bread slices
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  12. Add a few cut slices of roasted bell pepper
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  13. Place a few slices of avocado on top
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  14. Top it up with grated cheese
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  15. Place another slice of toasted bread
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  16. Toast with some butter again till golden on the outside. Repeat this for all sandwiches
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  17. Cut them diagonally(or any shape), serve immediately with ketchup and slices of avocado or salad of your choice
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