5-ingredient kimchi grilled cheese and simple salad

Based on 8 ratings

“Adding kimchi is an easy way to elevate the classic grilled cheese sandwich and give it more punch that takes it from snack to meal. Draining as much liquid from the kimchi as possible will make the sandwich less likely to go soggy on you, plus you can take that spicy liquid to whip up a simple side salad! I would highly recommend using homemade kimchi for this recipe.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
100 g kimchi
4 slices sandwich bread
125 g shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp rice vinegar
200 g mixed lettuce
olive oil
unsalted butter
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • fine sieve
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • cutting board
  • knife

Nutrition per serving

Cal
363
Protein
18 g
Fat
16 g
Carb
36 g
  • Step 1/4

    Set the kimchi in a fine sieve over a bowl and press to remove excess liquid, then roughly chop. Whisk the kimchi juice with rice vinegar and olive oil to make the salad dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
    • 100 g kimchi
    • 1 tsp rice vinegar
    • olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • fine sieve
    • bowl
    • whisk

    Set the kimchi in a fine sieve over a bowl and press to remove excess liquid, then roughly chop. Whisk the kimchi juice with rice vinegar and olive oil to make the salad dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

  • Step 2/4

    Add some butter and olive oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Once melted, add two slices of bread to the pan and wiggle around a bit to ensure even coverage of the bread in the melted butter and olive oil. Top each slice with a quarter of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
    • sandwich bread
    • 60 g shredded mozzarella cheese
    • unsalted butter
    • olive oil
    • frying pan

    Add some butter and olive oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Once melted, add two slices of bread to the pan and wiggle around a bit to ensure even coverage of the bread in the melted butter and olive oil. Top each slice with a quarter of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

  • Step 3/4

    Once the cheese has melted and the bread is golden, add half the chopped kimchi to one slice. Flip the other slice of bread onto the kimchi and press, toasted-side up. Let warm through, approx. 3 min., then remove and repeat to make two sandwiches.
    • spatula

    Once the cheese has melted and the bread is golden, add half the chopped kimchi to one slice. Flip the other slice of bread onto the kimchi and press, toasted-side up. Let warm through, approx. 3 min., then remove and repeat to make two sandwiches.

  • Step 4/4

    Mix kimchi dressing once more, then add mixed lettuce and toss well to combine. Slice each grilled cheese in half and serve each sandwich with half the salad. Enjoy!
    • 200 g mixed lettuce
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Mix kimchi dressing once more, then add mixed lettuce and toss well to combine. Slice each grilled cheese in half and serve each sandwich with half the salad. Enjoy!