Garden Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Black Olive Mayonnaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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8 slices sourdough bread, sliced 1-inch thick

1/4 cup olive oil

16 slices fontina, sliced 1/4-inch thick

2 red peppers, grilled and cut into 8 pieces

4 marinated artichoke hearts, sliced thinly

2 cups arugula leaves

Black Olive Mayonnaise:

1 cup good quality mayonniase

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup Nicoise olives, pitted

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Place 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet and place 2 slices of fontina, 4 slices of pepper, artichokes and arugula on each slice of bread. Top each slice with the remaining 4 slices of bread and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  3. Black Olive Mayonnaise: Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Serve with sandwiches.
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