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Basil Balsamic Strawberries & Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese for #SundaySupper

Creamy & crispy, sweet & salty, tangy & tart, simple & sophisticated - this Basil Balsamic Strawberries & Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese has it all.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Servings 4
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips, with Whipped Feta adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients

For the Whipped Feta:

  • 8 oz. feta cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese I used light cream cheese
  • 2 T Greek yogurt I used Chobani 0% Plain

For the Grilled Cheese:

  • 1 c sliced strawberries
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T basil cut into a chiffonade fine ribbons
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices of your bread of choice I used whole wheat and Rudi's Gluten-Free Sandwich Breads
  • Whipped Feta
  • olive oil in a spray bottle
  • Aged balsamic vinegar or regular balsamic vinegar that has been reduced to a syrup (optional, but soooo delicious)

Instructions

For the Whipped Feta:

  • Crumble the feta into a food processor, then pulse until crumbly.
  • Add the cream cheese and Greek yogurt, and process for several minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  • Place in the refrigerator to firm up slightly before making the grilled cheese.

For the Grilled Cheese:

  • Combine the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, basil, and pepper in a small bowl, and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Spread 2-3 T of the whipped feta on each of the eight slices of bread.
  • Divide the strawberry mixture between four of the slices of bread, and top each one with one of the slices that just has cheese.
  • Heat a large pan over high heat, and coat with the olive oil spray.
  • Place the sandwiches in the pan, spray the tops with olive oil, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.
  • Uncover, flip sandwiches, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until second side is golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Drizzle with aged balsamic, or balsamic reduction, if desired (Do this! Trust me!)
  • Let sit for a minute or two before cutting.