Lemon Avocado Grilled Cheese

The strong lemon flavor of this homemade pesto pairs perfectly with the mild flavor of the provolone cheese.  Gwen has labeled this her "favorite grilled cheese ever."

Yield: 2 sandwiches


  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 4 slices rye bread
  • Butter
  • Lemon pesto (Recipe)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  1. Cook the bacon until crispy.  Set aside.
  2. Scoop out the avocado into a mixing bowl.  Add the lime juice and mash.  Set aside.
  3. Butter one side of a slice of bread.  Place butter-side down on a cutting board.
  4. Spread lemon pesto on the bread.  Cover with the first slice of cheese.
  5. Lay 3 strips of bacon on top of the cheese.  Cover with the second slice of cheese.
  6. Spread avocado onto another slice of bread.  Place on top of the sandwich, avocado-side down.  Spread butter on the remaining side of the bread.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the second sandwich.
  8. Grill on a skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes per side, until lightly browned and the cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from the heat, slice, and serve immediately.