Spicy Smashed Avocado & Asparagus with Dill Havarti Grilled Cheese

Roasted asparagus and spicy smashed avocado are fun additions to this grilled cheese, that features a dill-flavored havarti and seedy whole wheat bread.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  1. Preheat an oven or toaster oven to 450 degrees F. Place the asparagus spears on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roll the spears in the oil to coat then season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper then roast for 10-15 minutes or until the spears are tender. Remove, give a light squeeze of lemon, toss and cool.
  2. Place the avocado halves in a small bowl with the cayenne pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Smash roughly with a fork so the mix is still chunky.
  3. Spread ½ tablespoon of butter on one side of each slice of the bread, then stack the buttered sides together.
  4. Layer 1-2 slices of Arla Dofino Dill Havarti on the bread stack. Add half of the avocado mixture then layer asparagus spears to cover the bread. Top with 1-2 more slices of Dill Havarti on top.
  5. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in a non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the pan buttered side down and top with the other slice of bread. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the bread on one side is golden.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and flip the sandwich to the other side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread is toasty golden and the cheese has melted. The second side will cook faster than the first so watch it carefully.
  7. Repeat with other sandwich.
  8. Cut in half and enjoy hot.