Grilled Chile-Cheese Toasts

Fresh spices and jalapeños add a twist to these open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches. Serve them with a mixed green salad for a satisfying lunch. More Great Sandwiches

Grilled Chile-Cheese Toasts
Photo: © Richard Jung


  • 1 pound whole milk mozzarella, shredded

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped and drained on paper towels

  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Twelve 1/2-inch-thick slices hearty whole wheat bread


  1. Preheat the broiler. In a large bowl, mash together all of the ingredients except the bread.

  2. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast them until lightly browned. Let cool slightly, then turn the toasts over and spread the mozzarella cheese mixture on top. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until melted and lightly browned. Serve hot.

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