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Avocado Pesto Sandwich

Avocado Pesto Sandwich is a more tasty and creamy version of the classic grilled cheese sandwiches. Add mashed avocado with pesto and your favourite cheese.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Light Meal, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 2


  • 4 slices bread any of your choice
  • 1 small avocado
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup cheese, grated of your choice


  • First, let us get the avocado ready. Cut the avocado into half.
  • Remove the stone and scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  • Mash it with a fork. Leave a few chunks of avocado.
  • Add salt according to your taste.
  • Add pesto. Mix well.
  • Slice the tomato. I prefer slightly thick slices.
  • Grate the cheese.


  • Heat the pan or skillet over medium heat.
  • Butter the bread slices lightly on one side.
  • Lightly grill the slices.
  • Turn them over.
  • Apply remaining butter on the slices and turn them over immediately.
  • The lightly grilled side will be up. Apply the avocado pesto mixture over the slices.
  • Layer the tomato slices over 2 of the slices.
  • Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over the tomato slices.
  • Add grated cheese.
  • Cover with the other slices that are smeared with the avocado pesto mixture. The avocado side goes down onto the cheese.
  • Lower the heat, and grill the sandwich on one side till golden brown.
  • Using a spatula or two spatulas turn the sandwiches over to grill the other side.
  • Grill till golden brown.
  • Serve hot sandwich with your favourite salad or soup.


  • Use any pesto of your choice. It tastes really good with a spinach pesto also.
  • Use bread of your choice. I prefer thick sliced bread for this. Choose a bread that is sturdier and not with many large holes. White bread does give that delightful crunch.
  • Use any cheese of your choice, cheddar, mozzarella or Monterey Jack.
  • Don't grill the bread over high heat. It will burn without giving you that delicious crunch.
  • Using a generous amount of butter, grills the bread perfectly.
Keyword avocado pesto cheese grill, avocado pesto sandwich