Archive for June, 2012

June 26, 2012

Grilled Goat Cheese, PB, Apple and Ham Sandwich with Sauteed Kale and Apples

This sandwich was inspired by one of my favorite dishes, CB&J, served at Hop Leaf in Chicago. A CB&J is a grilled cashew butter, fig jam and brie sandwich. Trust me, it’s amazing.

I was craving those same flavors and decided to utilize what I had in my kitchen to create a similar dish. For lunch, I often like to have a good sized serving of greens, so the sauteed kale and apples seemed to pair perfectly with the sandwich.

What you’ll need:

– 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread

– Goat Cheese

– 1 Gala Apple, sliced

– 1 Slice Deli Ham

– 2 tsp Fig Jam

– 2 tsp Natural Peanut Butter

– 1.5-2 cups cleaned and chopped uncooked kale

-Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper and Garlic powder.


Heat a large non-stick pan to medium. While the pan is heating, assemble sandwich. Spread peanut butter evenly on each slice. Then spread Fig Jam evenly. Add layer of sliced apples, goat cheese and 1 slice of deli Ham. Instead of spreading butter for grilling, spray olive oil on each side of sandwich. Grill in pan till brown and cheese has melted.

Remove sandwich from grill. Add seasoned and oiled kale to grill pan and saute until leaves are crispy on edges. Saute remaining apple slices with kale. Plate and serve immediately. Enjoy!!!