Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese Recipe

 

Though I live in the south, the Tex-Mex influence in cuisine is challenging to find in my neck of the woods, so I often have to resort to capturing the tantalizing blend of southwestern flavors in my own kitchen.

As April is National Grilled Cheese Month, I decided to kick things up a notch for this classic sandwich by meshing it with a little north-of-the-border flair.

The biggest challenge is taking the spirit of the Tex-Mex spunky cooking style and translating it to a gluten free dish.  Thanks to companies like Udi’s, whipping up a delectable gluten free gourmet grilled cheese is really a cinch. The all natural breads that are free of artificial flavors, coloring, preservatives or other synthetic additives make a perfect base for any sandwich.

To mix the old-world with the new, I chose to cast Udi’s Gluten Free Millet-Chia Bread center-stage.  The earthy flavors and texture of ancient grains can stand alone, but when accompanied by a few traditional and modern southwestern flavors, its a true show-stopper.

Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese Recipe

Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese 

Ingredients

2 slices of Udi’s Gluten Free Millet-Chia Bread
1 heaping tablespoon of Wholly Red Pepper Mango Salsa
1/4 cup Four Cheese Mexican Blend, shredded (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero and Queso)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, add cheese and salsa.  Stir gently until mixed well.

Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese Recipe

Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil into a medium size frying pan.  Using a basting brush, spread the olive oil until it coats the bottom of the pan.

Preheat frying pan over a medium heat.

Use the excess oil on the brush to lightly baste one side of each slice of millet chia bread.

Brushing Millet Chia Bread with EVOO

Place one slice of millet chia bread olive oil basted side down in the frying pan.

Use a spoon to pile cheese and salsa mix in the center of the bread and gently spread outward. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.

Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese Recipe

When cheese begins to melt, place second slice millet chia bread on top of cheese with olive oil basted side facing upward.  Use a spatula to gentle press top bread slice down (slightly flattening grilled cheese sandwich.)

Flip the grilled cheese sandwich so that the top slice is now facing the bottom of the frying pan.  Cook an additional 1-2 minutes, or until both sides of bread are lightly browned.

Gluten Free Tex Mex Millet Chia Mango Grilled Cheese

Serve with additional salsa and gluten free tortilla chips and enjoy the sensations of the southwestern flavors as they delight your taste-buds!

For more information on Udi’s Gluten Free products and additional recipe inspiration, visit http://udisglutenfree.com 

Special thanks to Udi’s for sending along samples to facilitate this recipe experience and conversation.  All thoughts and opinions are solely that of Rural Mom (who happens to be a long-time huge fan of Udi’s Gluten Free products!) 


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Kristyn
    • April 23, 2013
    Reply

    i would love to try that millia chia bread it looks so good!

    • Daisy B
    • April 23, 2013
    Reply

    I love this recipe, especially since it uses my favorite brand of gluten-free bread! Udi’s is so good!

    • Melanie
    • April 23, 2013
    Reply

    YUMMMM.. this looks delicious … thanks for sharing… Soo hungry now.

    • Grace Hodgin
    • April 23, 2013
    Reply

    Now that is a unique approach to a grilled cheese and one I’m going to have to try.

      • Barb Webb
      • April 23, 2013
      Reply

      Oh, do try, Grace – it is an amazing sandwich. A very “grown-up” version of grilled cheese. You can also substitute cheeses and salsas for a completely new flavor sensation.

    • Pam
    • April 23, 2013
    Reply

    And once again I am hungry after visiting your blog. Sing with me, “Georgia, Georgia, I’ll move to Georgia” (and cook dinner for Pam)

    • Tough Cookie Mommy
    • April 23, 2013
    Reply

    I cannot even begin to describe to you how much I love grilled cheese! This is the best grilled cheese recipe that I have ever seen. I’m hoping I can reproduce it but worried how it will affect my recent weight loss. I may love this too much!

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