When you need some fresh greens to balance out an indulgent grilled cheese, pea shoots are perfect.
By Rachel Crawford
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.
This was actually the first time I spread mayo on the outside of my grilled cheese bread. Usually I’m a butter girl. But it does create a nice crunchy crust. I can’t say it makes a huge difference though, so go with your preference.
- Garlic cloves
- Pea shoots
- Olive oil
- Salt and red pepper
- Mince garlic and sauté in oil with pea shoots until they are wilted.
- Season pea shoots with salt and red pepper flakes.
- Slice cheddar and layer on bread with pea shoots.
- Spread mayo on outside of bread. Pan fry on low until both sides are crispy and the cheese has melted.