I joined the CIC: Crazy Ingredient Challenge a couple of months ago and finally made something for it! Each month, a group of bloggers, led by Jutta of Hungry Little Girl, come together to create unique recipes using two specific ingredients. This month’s challenge was Tomato and Coconut.
There were so many ideas, but I finally settled on these Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Tomato Coconut Chutney. I got the idea from my previously made Braaibroodjie, a South African grilled sandwich with cheese, tomato, red onion, and chutney. Instead of the usual Peach or Mango Chutney, I made a simple tomato coconut chutney. The resulting sandwich was wonderful. We all loved it. I would have never thought to try tomato and coconut with my grilled cheese sandwich.
Use your favorite loaf bread as the base for the sandwich. I made mine with a Pretzel Bread. So good. This made me want to use Pretzel Bread for all my future grilled cheese.
When chopping the green chilies, remove the seeds for less heat. If you want a more spicy chutney, keep the seeds and maybe toss in an extra chili.