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Grilled Cheese with Pea Shoots

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Grilled Cheese with Pea Shoots

When you need some fresh greens to balance out an indulgent grilled cheese, pea shoots are perfect.
By Rachel Crawford

Grilled Cheese with Pea Shoots

Pea shoots wilt down quite a bit when cooked, so they’re not terribly practical as a side dish unto themselves. But when you need some fresh greens to balance out an indulgent grilled cheese, they’re perfect.

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When you need some fresh greens to balance out an indulgent grilled cheese, pea shoots are perfect.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Bread
  • Cheddar
  • Garlic cloves
  • Pea shoots
  • Mayo
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and red pepper
Instructions
  1. Mince garlic and sauté in oil with pea shoots until they are wilted.
  2. Season pea shoots with salt and red pepper flakes.
  3. Slice cheddar and layer on bread with pea shoots.
  4. Spread mayo on outside of bread. Pan fry on low until both sides are crispy and the cheese has melted.
  5. Eat.
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