Strawberry Grilled Cheese is sweet and savory perfection with fig jam, balsamic-soaked strawberries, salami, aged white cheddar, and arugula.Jump to Recipe
I’ve been baking and taking pictures of a lot of sweets lately and I need a break big time. There is one more dessert I’d like to get done, but after that, I want to move on to savory meals.
Strawberry Grilled Cheese
Meanwhile, this Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam and Salami is my most favorite sandwich I’ve ever made. It’s so easy, you don’t even need a recipe. Just scrolling through the pictures shows you how to make it.
- Two slices of your favorite sourdough bread, lightly toasted on both sides with the oven’s broiler
- A generous spread of fig jam on both slices-I buy mine in the cheese section at my local grocery store
- Sliced strawberries-hopefully ones that are that perfect mix of tart and sweet
- Balsamic vinegar-adds both tartness and sweetness, enhancing the strawberries
If you’re inclined to think of strawberries as only a summer fruit, think again. I recently came across a strawberry stand that was selling a variety that grows in late summer and early fall.
- Your favorite salami-nice and salty to balance with the sweetness of the jam and strawberries
- An aged white cheddar, which is more creamy and salty than regular cheddar and contrasts nicely with the sweet elements of the sandwich
- A handful of arugula-the sharp and peppery kick that arugula has makes the sandwich more interesting
With temperatures as low as 50 in the mornings and as high as 90 in the afternoon, this is another great summer-fall transition recipe.
Which makes this a perfect meal for the seasonally confused.
Other Recipes That Use Strawberries
- Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorn
- Strawberry Gin Fizz
- Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail
- Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Feta, Arugula, Strawberries, and Prosciutto
Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam and Salami
- 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
- 1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1 to 2 tablespoons fig jam
- 6 slices salami
- 1 ounce aged white cheddar cheese sliced
- 1/2 cup arugula
- Put the sliced strawberries in a bowl and toss them with the balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
- Lightly toast two slices of sourdough bread on a baking sheet using your oven’s broiler. Do both sides of each slice.
- Once the bread is lightly toasted, spread fig jam on each slice.
- Place the balsamic vinegar soaked strawberries over the fig jam, top with salami, and then a layer of cheese.
- Place under the broiler again until the cheese is melted.
- Take out, top with arugula and drizzle any of the extra balsamic vinegar onto the arugula. Bring the two sides of the sandwich together and place under the broiler again for just a little to get the two sides meshing together.