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Spicy Grilled Cheese with Medjool Dates, Prosciutto, Arugula & Serrano chilies

spicy grilled cheese with medjool dates
YIELD: 2-4 servings

This next-level grilled cheese balances spicy and sweet perfectly thanks to Natural Delights® Medjool dates and Serrano chilies.


  • 4 thick slices of your favorite artisan bread
  • 2 tbs Sriracha or spicy mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Manchego or firm cheese of your choice, sliced
  • 4 oz. prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 4 Natural Delights® Medjool dates, pitted & roughly chopped
  • 1 small serrano chili thinly sliced (Keep in the seeds if you like spice, omit seeds to tame heat.)
  • 4 oz. arugula
  • 2-3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil


  1. Arrange two slices of bread on a cutting board.
  2. Spread Sriracha on each slice.
  3. Layer bottom slice with all of the remaining ingredients.
  4. Top with remaining bread slice.
  5. Brush both sides of sandwich liberally with olive oil.
  6. Grill in a preheated cast iron pan to toast first side then flip to toast bottom side, about 8-10 minutes total or until golden brown and cheese is melted through.
  7. Slice and enjoy while warm.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.