Grilled Open-Faced Avocado Caprese Sammies are my go-to option for whenever I’m craving a caprese salad, a grilled cheese sandwich, and/or avocado toast. Grilled bread is topped with bright cherry tomatoes, little balls of cheese, fresh basil, avocado, and my favorite simple balsamic glaze. Eat it as a snack, or for a light lunch or even savory breakfast!
I am sure it’s no surprise that I freaking LOVE avocado toast.
After all, I am the avocado fanatic over here. If I didn’t love it, I’m pretty sure it would be a crime against my nature.
Normally, I make it pretty simple. A thin slice of toast topped with avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
Eating this day after day is delightful, but sometimes I want something even heartier.
Enter this grilled open-faced vegetarian sammie.
The combination of avocado and toast is still here, but it’s elevated to a whole new level. Grilling bread is something I love to do in the summer, but lately I’ve been getting into year-round grilling.
It brings so much more flavor to foods and when you are trying to keep things a little lighter in the year, this really amps up the excitement.
This recipe features all the benefits of a grilled cheese, caprese salad, and avocado toast. You’ve got the grilled cheese element from the bread that you throw directly on the grill and the melted gooey cheese.
The caprese elements are covered with the tomato, basil, balsamic glaze, and (obviously) the cheese. Finally, all this gets that fatty, rich avocado on top with a touch of spice from a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
It’s an insanely good combination that shakes up the ordinary routine, whether you are obsessed with caprese or avocado toast.
So even if you are actually trying to keep on a healthy track this week, you can embrace this recipe. Heck, even if you just want something to indulge in and you don’t give an F about diets, this is still something that should be hitting your taste buds.
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