Gourmet grilled cheese with parsley salad



15 min


25 min


4 Servings

Gourmet grilled cheese with parsley salad

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwich with parsley salad Photo by Erik Putz

Take your grilled cheese up a notch with aged cheddar, crisp apple slices and and red onion on artisanal bread. Comfort food has never tasted so good.


  • 4 tsp honey
  • 8 slices artisanal multi-grain bread
  • 2 cups grated aged cheddar
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced apple
  • 4 tbsp butter , melted


  • 2 cups flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp canola oil


  • SPREAD 1 tsp honey on a slice of artisanal multi-grain bread. Top with 1/4 cup grated aged cheddar,  red onion and apple. Top with another 1/4 cup grated cheddar, then sandwich with another bread slice. Brush top and bottom with butter. Repeat, making 4 sandwiches in total.
  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Arrange sandwiches in pan. Cook, flipping halfway through, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 6 min.
  • TOSS flat-leaf parsley with  hazelnuts and apple in a medium bowl. Whisk apple-cider vinegar with canola oil and 1 tsp honey. Drizzle over parsley salad and toss until coated.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 628,
  • Protein
  • 24 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57 g,
  • Fat
  • 36 g,
  • Fibre
  • 8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 749 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Iron
Wine Pairings

Grilled cheese & herb salad
Pair it with: A local riesling

A cheese sandwich calls for a wine with decent acidity as well as a touch of sweetness. This fruity, off-dry Ontario riesling delivers lemon, lime and apple aromatics, plus flavours of honeyed exotic fruits.

Our pick: Inniskillin Late Autumn Riesling, Ontario, $14.

Trend Alert: Eating local
Local ingredients are easy to add to every day meals. Find all you need for this recipe at your farmers’ market.