I adore warm and gooey grilled cheese sandwiches especially when they involve summer berries like these Grilled Blackberry, Basil and Havarti Mini Sandwiches.
These playful little mini sandwiches are filled with blackberries, blackberry preserves, tangy Havarti cheese and fresh summer basil. I created them last year for one of my clients and I loved them so much I couldn’t wait until blackberry season to make them again this year.
Blackberries are showing up in our local markets here in Oregon and they will soon be in the Farmer’s Markets. Our wild blackberries will also be ready for picking in the next few weeks. Truly, one of my favorite summer activities is to pick wild blackberries. I look forward to the few days I get to load up my mini step-stool, buckets and gloves and then head out in search of the best blackberry picking spot.
During the summer I put seasonal berries in everything. I make these grilled blackberry, basil and Havarti mini sandwiches, I add them to this blackberry and burrata salad, I use them in this Huckleberry Ginger Upside Down Cake, make blackberry barbecue sauce to pair with pork chops and pretty much anything else I can think of. I even pair blackberries with fish, subbing the blackberries for the blueberries in this RECIPE.
One could say my food is “berry” intense during the summer months. 😉
Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love!
- 12 slices of good quality white bread
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 pint of fresh blackberries
- 2 tablespoons blackberry or apricot preserves
- 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
- 8 slices of Havarti cheese
Originally created for Home By Design Magazine June 2017