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Roasted Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Garlic Aioli

Roasted Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Garlic Aioli


  • Author: Brittany Raftis, RD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Sandwiches 1x

Description

This Roasted Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Garlic Aioli has everything you love about grilled cheese but is boosted with veggies and delicious garlic aioli. Perfect for a work-from-home lunch or easy weeknight dinner.


Ingredients

Scale

For the sandwiches:

6 stalks asparagus, washed and bottoms trimmed

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 slices whole grain bread

4oz Jarlsberg cheese

1 tbsp butter

For the garlic aioli:

2 tbsp mayo

1 small garlic clove, minced

1 tsp lemon juice, or to taste

Salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions

  1. Slice any thick pieces of asparagus lengthwise. Lay asparagus on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes, or until the asparagus has softened and started to brown on the edges. It should still be crispy in texture.
  3. Meanwhile, make the garlic aioli by mixing the ingredients together in a small bowl. Sample the aioli and adjust the lemon juice, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  4. Once asparagus has cooked, assemble the sandwiches by spreading the garlic aioli on the inside of each slice of bread. Layer a thin slice of cheese, asparagus, and another thin slice of cheese to help the sandwich hold together.
  5. Spray a thin layer of butter on the outside slice of each slice of bread and grill the sandwiches on a pan or press until the bread has toasted and cheese is fully melted.

Notes

Swap Jarlsberg cheese for any mild-flavoured cheese, such as swiss.

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Keywords: grilled cheese, 20 minute meal, asparagus, garlic aioli