Monday, May 4, 2015

When you think of food to enjoy under the setting summer sun, grilled cheese may not be the first dish to enter your mind. Well, all that is about to change with Kara of Willow & Niche's Summer Raspberry Grilled Cheese! The food blogger sent us this delightful recipe to be featured in our summer lookbook, An Afternoon Alfresco. The subtle sweetness of the raspberries paired with the crunchy bread and melted Goat cheese make these sandwiches perfect finger foods for a summer soiree. If you're on the hunt for the perfect side dish for these summery grilled cheese sandwiches, try pairing them with Kara's Apricot, Stilton and Couscous Salad for your very own backyard party! 

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Summer Raspberry Grilled Cheese
The recipe for this one is simple- and you can be creative with it! Change up breads, fruits, and cheeses and experiment with the flavor!

4 Slices thick cut grainy bread
2 Tablespoons raspberry preserves
3 oz Goat cheese
A handful of fresh raspberries
Olive Oil

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Start with the bread: Spread a tablespoon raspberry preserves on two pieces. On the other two pieces, evenly spread the goat cheese. Press a couple fresh raspberries into the goat cheese, and top with the other two pieces of bread.

Heat a skillet or frying pan and loosely drizzle with olive oil. Cook the sandwiches on medium heat until bread is golden. Flip the sandwiches and cook until the other side is golden. Let them cool a bit before biting in.

-- Kara, Willow & Niche

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Shop our summer lookbook, An Afternoon Alfresco and head over to Willow & Niche for more amazing recipes to try!


*Photography Credit: Paper Antler