Brie, Tomato & Red Onion Grilled Cheese

Brie, Tomato & Red Onion Grilled Cheese | foxeslovelemons.com

When I tell people that I don’t like grilled cheese and tomato soup, they freak the F out. It’s un-American, they cry. But saying that I don’t like those things is a hold-over from times when tomato soup meant a can of watery condensed tomato substance (yuck) and grilled cheese was white bread with a “processed cheese product” slice (double yuck).

Brie, Tomato & Red Onion Grilled Cheese | foxeslovelemons.com

Fast forward a few decades, and I still don’t like grilled cheese, in the simplest terms of that dish. If it’s just bread and cheese, I’m out. I need more – more flavors, more textures, more colors. When it comes to ooey gooy-ness, nothing melts like brie. And as long as my brie-hating husband isn’t around, this brie grilled cheese one of my go-to sandwiches. Bright colors and flavors from tomato and red onion, and a bit of spiciness from country (whole grain) Dijon mustard.  So maybe I don’t hate grilled cheese sandwiches after all. As long as they’re like this one.

Brie, Tomato & Red Onion Grilled Cheese | foxeslovelemons.com

Brie, Tomato & Red Onion Grilled Cheese

Yield: 2 servings

Brie, Tomato & Red Onion Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 slices crusty bread
  • 2 tablespoons country Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into thin slices
  • 4 – 6 thin slices red onion
  • 1 small tomato, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Spread butter onto 1 side of bread slices. Place 2 slices, buttered side down, on work surface. Spread with mustard, then layer with Brie, onion and tomato. Place remaining 2 bread slices, buttered side up, over fillings.
  2. Preheat griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 3 minutes per side or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.
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  • Consuelo – Honey & Figs

    Well, this looks so much better than an artificial grilled cheese (yuk!). I love how colorful it is too ;)

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks so much, Consuelo!

  • http://www.anecdotesandapples.com/ Monet@anecdotesandapples.com

    I’m right there with you! I like grilled cheese…only if its loaded with other goodies. I’m a huge red onion fan so this is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing it!

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks so much, Monet! Glad to hear somebody else shares my grilled cheese philosophy :)

  • http://twitter.com/sonisfood Soni

    I’m with you too.I also like something more than just Bread and cheese and yours look wonderful!! Love the pretty colors and use of Brie! Perfectly comforting :)

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Thanks Soni! Comforting is right :)

  • cupcakemuffin

    Excellent sandwich! This looks super tasty. :)