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Mexican Sandwich

Last updated on April 3rd, 2019 at 09:18 pm

* This is a sponsored post for Lactojoy * Spicy and crunchy vegetables are the star of this this Grilled Cheese Mexican Sandwich. A great way to use leftovers and the perfect vegetable packed comfort food.

There is not much that is more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich and the great thing about them is that the filling options are almost endless. As it is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, we thought we would share our current favourite: Vegetable Fajita!

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This recipe was discovered on a Saturday after Fajita Friday. Once again I had made enough filling to feed 20, and not wanting to waste anything we decided to put it in to a Grilled Cheese Sandwich the next day and it totally worked. What’s not to love about a Mexican sandwich?

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I couldn’t imagine a life without grilled cheese sandwiches, and hopefully now they can be enjoyed by everyone! A grilled cheese sandwich is usually our go-to Saturday lunch, as it’s a great way to use up any leftovers from a Friday night. Chicken curry grilled cheese, sausage grilled cheese, tofu grilled cheese, we have made them all. But this Vegetable Fajita Grilled Cheese Sandwich has got to be our favourite leftovers grilled cheese. I have posted the recipe as if you were making it from scratch, but feel free to just throw some leftovers in there.

Here’s how to make this Mexican Sandwich

5 from 26 votes

Mexican Sandwich

Spicy and crunchy vegetables are the star of this this Vegetable Fajita Grilled Cheese Sandwich. A great way to use leftovers and the perfect vegetable packed comfort food.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time15 mins

Course: Lunch

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: cheese sandwich, fajita sandwich, healthy sandwich, mexican recipe

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 337kcal

Author: Dannii


  1. 2 Bell peppers (any colour), thinly sliced

  2. 0.5 White onion, thinly sliced

  3. 0.5 Courgette, thinly sliced

  4. 4 Mushrooms, thinly sliced

  5. 0.5 tsp each of paprika, cumin, garlic powder, mild chilli powder and ground coriander

  6. 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper

  7. 4 Slices of wholemeal bread

  8. 40 g Mature light cheddar

  9. 4 tbsp Salsa

  10. Guacamole, salsa, sour cream and tortilla chips for serving (optional).

UK measures - US measures


Heat a little oil in a pan and add the peppers, onion, courgette and mushrooms and gently cook for 5 minutes until softened.

Add the all the spices and salt and pepper, mix well and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Toast the bread and then spread two slices with salsa. Divide the vegetables between the two salsa slices and then top with the cheese.

Put until the grill for 3 minutes until the cheese has melted, put the other slice of toast on top and serve.


Serving: 1Sandwich | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5750IU | Vitamin C: 264.8mg | Calcium: 330mg | Iron: 3.8mg

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