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Date + Guava Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Servings: 1
Ingredients
For the date + guava spread
  • 4 pitted dates, soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 4 small-medium sized guavas
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
For the grilled cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of white cheddar cheese
Instructions
For the spread
  1. Slice each guava in half, and scoop out all of the flesh + seeds from within
  2. Add the flesh + seeds to a food processor, along with the rest of the ingredients for the spread
  3. Process until you reach a smooth consistency. Add a bit of water, as needed, to get a smooth blend.
For the grilled cheese sandwich
  1. Heat the olive oil in a small pan, and add the onion. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, and then add the balsamic vinegar. Put the lid on, and allow to cook for another couple of minutes. Set aside
  2. Layer 1 slice of bread with the date guava paste, 1 slice of cheese, and the cooked onions
  3. Top with another slice of bread, and cook in a grill press for 3-4 minutes or until cheese melts, and the bread has browned
  4. If you don't have a press, you can also cook on the skillet over low-medium heat for 2-4 minutes on each side, or until cheese melts and the bread has browned
Recipe Notes

1 serving of the date guava spread is the equivalent of 1 tablespoon
Store the remaining spread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week...enjoy with toast, yogurt, or oatmeal!