Tomato Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwich

by White on Rice Couple on September 9, 2012

I’m a hopeless romantic when it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches. When hankering for a grilled cheese, I dream of biting into the perfectly crusty and crispy sandwich that oozes out plenty of cheesy love. Those close to me know that I fiercely embrace savory, hearty and cheesy comfort foods. Grilled cheese sandwiches are no exception when it comes to making me happy, giggly and oh so full of joy.

The variations of great grilled cheese sandwiches are endless. I’ve seen some crazy concoctions when it comes to slapping something between two pieces of bread and some cheese. But the grilled cheese recipes  I’m most drawn to are the ones that focus on a great bread, a perfect melting cheese and one more element that will balance and heighten the eating experience without distracting from the simplicity of the sandwich.

One of my answers to this roster of great grilled cheese sandwiches is a well made tomato chutney. I’m rather particular with my tomato chutneys because I don’t like them too sugary sweet. What I do love about a great tomato chutney recipe is the perfect balance of tang, zest, sweet and acidic tomato flavor.

Adding the wonderful flavor of tomato chutney to a warm grilled cheese sandwich makes the sandwich extra flavorful, balanced and zesty.

Although Summer might be officially over, our garden tomatoes tell us quite the opposite. Our wacky tomato bounty is telling us that they’re not ready for Summer to end and honestly, I have absolutely no problem with that.

If our tomatoes say that there’s still time to eat and make tomato recipes, then I’m all over it. Puppy Lexi is all over it too when it comes to helping me pick garden tomatoes. Well, she loves playing with the tomatoes like toys and not really loving the harvesting part.

Combining my craving for a great grilled cheese sandwich and an abundance of tomatoes, I decided to make a huge batch of tomato chutney to savor over the next few weeks. When we asked all you amazing readers for tomato recipes, you all inspired us tremendously with your advice. Thank you for all that, you amazing people!

Liz from Liz the Chef came to the rescue with her tomato chutney recipe. She’s mentioned it a few times to us before about how much she loves her tomato chutney. So to start with her tomato chutney recipe in hand, I made an incredibly delicious batch to eat with my grilled cheese sandwiches for the next few months. Thanks Liz!

hugs,,

diane

More Tomato Recipes from our archives.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Chutney

Head on over to Liz's site for the Tomato Chutney recipe here. For the rest of this grilled cheese sandwich recipe, all you need is the rest of the assembly with your favorite bread and melting cheese.

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1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

This just looks plain fabulous! Yum!

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2 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Liz is the nicest lady and we’re neighbors! She opened up her home to a group of bloggers about 6 mos ago for a workshop with an out of town speaker and it was just a great day. And Ive had my eye on her chutney, too! Your sandwiches just look sooooo good!

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3 LiztheChef September 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Wowee – thanks for making my weekend X0…Glad you like the tomato chutney. Now I’m working on a red onion, raisin and apple chutney for fall apples. Hugs, Liz

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4 sara September 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Yum, this sandwich sounds fantastic! Love the condiment…definitely makes a grilled cheese extra special. :)

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5 Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator September 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

We love Liz! I am going to be doing a giveaway of some of her chutneys later in the fall… she is awesome and of course your photo is beautiful as always. Puppy Daisy says hi to Puppy Lexi!

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6 Kevin (Closet Cooking) September 10, 2012 at 4:24 am

Now those are some tasty looking grilled cheese sandwiches!

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7 Diana Mieczan September 10, 2012 at 4:35 am

Oh boy, that sandwich looks so scrumptious. You are so right, there is something so special about grilled cheese sandwiches, isnt there? Have a wonderful day! xoxo

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8 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 10, 2012 at 5:06 am

This might just have to be lunch tomorrow!

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9 TheKitchenWitch September 10, 2012 at 6:05 am

There is nothing finer than a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, unless there’s tomato chutney on top…

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10 Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa September 10, 2012 at 7:52 am

Diane, my heart is melting with these sandwiches. They looks amazing! What a great use of your fresh tomatoes. They would be lovely dipped in a little tomato soup too :)

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11 @alisonlewis September 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

wow: Tomato Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwich http://t.co/P0hUAEQk via @WhiteOnRice

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12 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. September 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

so gorgeous y’all! I want one

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13 Brook Hurst September 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

You two amaze me. Again. Fabulous.
I had to share this on my Facebook page, for so many reasons. Of course I am sure people will want that Tomato Chutney recipe, but I love the way you two continually show food as art. Sure to inspire people to try their hand at preserving.
Thanks for inspiring me, too.
XOXO
B
PS Love the photo with your dog and your cute toes. I have a few of those types of photos as well. As you know, it’s not hard to get a photo like that > I’m usually wearing flip-flops and there’s usually a dog wanting in on the action!

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14 mellissa@ibreatheimhungry September 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

This looks amazing! I haven’t had a decent grilled cheese in a long time and this looks like the perfect remedy to that situation – AND an awesome way to use up the last of the season’s tomatoes! Great photos as usual!

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15 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious September 10, 2012 at 8:24 am

Grilled cheese is the ford mustang of sandwiches, the Frank Sinatra or Lucille Ball of sandwiches! It”ll never disappear…just get better :) yours looks fantastic!

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16 Colette @ JFF September 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

Wow, what a bounty.

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17 @Anolon September 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Gorgeous: RT @WhiteOnRice A bit of Summer still lingering: Tomato Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches http://t.co/HbgxpA2z #MeatlessMonday

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18 Magda September 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I think tomato season is until October (in Greece at least) so yes, more tomato recipes are always welcome! I love making tomato jams and chutneys. Your looks wonderful!

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19 Kelly September 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

YUM, what a combination!

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20 Diane, A Broad September 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Yeeeessssss, this is just like a concentrated version of grilled cheese sandwiches dipped in tomato soup. Brilliant.

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21 Suzanne Perazzini September 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Grilled cheese sandwiches are my fallback lunch in the weekends when I am home. Bread and cheese are always available in our house.

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22 Shut Up & Cook September 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Just made roasted tomatoes with my latest harvest…and they are like candy! You are right that they would be a welcome addition to a grilled cheese. I’ll have lots more still, so perhaps I’ll try your Chutney recipe next!

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23 Siba-Rita September 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

It looks just gorgeuos!!! I have to try that tomato chutney. I had tried something similar with tomato jam, but this looks even more tasteful :)
Just one question, once made, for how long does it last??

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24 White on Rice Couple September 11, 2012 at 7:42 am

Shiba-Rita : I made it about 3 weeks ago and it’s still good . But if you anticipate to store it for longer, I would suggest hot bathing it to preserve it longer.

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25 Siba-Rita September 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Great, I didn’t expect it to last for that long. I’ll have to try then and store some while it’s still hot, in sterilized jars and keep it upside down to avoid air penetrating :)

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26 Beth September 11, 2012 at 4:27 am

I believe that grilled cheese sandwich is simple yet serves its purpose: to feed one’s tummy, be delicious treat, and celebrate the beauty of bread. Adding tomato chutney is a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing! Now, I have to find great quality tomatoes to make a jar of it. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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27 Julia September 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

What a beautiful combination! I’ve never made a grilled cheese sandwich surprisingly, but this one is worth trying!

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28 Julia {The Roasted Root} September 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Chutney is one of my favorite parts about going to Indian restaurants. I absolutely adore all the ethnic sauces. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tomato chutney and yours looks fabulous! Even better – it’s on a grilled cheese sandwich! Awesome thinking!

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29 A.L. September 14, 2012 at 3:04 am

Finally the weather warms up enough over here and I have spotted a few gorgeous bunch of tomatoes. Seductively red and glistening like jewels! Have consumed an insane amount of tomato sandwiches and slow roasted tomatoes. Now turning them into chutney? Genius. And I do like mine extra hot. :{

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30 Giulianos foods September 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Very nice blog, Im going to make the same thing just add some peppers.

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31 Jon @ vodkitchen October 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I plan to eat this. Looks good :)

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32 James Foley February 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I made a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato chutney based off this recommendation, and it was delicious! Thanks for the great idea. I used a sourdough loaf with Kalamata olives, jalapeno jack cheese, and Sukhi’s brand tomato chutney. The chutney tastes like gourmet ketchup, very flavorful without being overbearing like some chutneys.

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