Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches

Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches make good use of your summer produce! Fresh tomato slices and green arugula pair nicely with this ripe and soft cheese.

Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches
Cooking Light has always been one of my favorite magazines. Many recipes here on my blog are from CL. It is important to me to be able to make delicious food that is lighter in fat and has fewer calories. Over the years, CL has progressed to a point where most every recipe I try is a winner. I love how you use real food and have amazing flavor results.

I have been visiting Val’s blog since I started blogging. Over the months Val and I have periodically corresponded and found we have a bit in common from family names to geography! Val may be in British Columbia today, but she did used to live on the other (Canadian) side from where I currently live in New York State!

Right after Val and I decided to do our week of Cooking Light recipes I was contacted by Aaron of asking if I would be interested in giving away a Cooking Light Subscription. Perfect! This was meant to be! I emailed Aaron right back telling him that I was very interested and that starting Sunday, June 7 my friend Val and I would be doing a week of Cooking Light posts… appropriate! Aaron responded that it sounded perfect and that he would give away 3 subscriptions!
Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches
So, this is what you need to do to enter! Leave no more than one comment on my blog and Val’s Blog each day we have a Cooking Light post this week. Tomorrow Val will be posting, so make sure to visit her and leave a comment for an entry. At the end of the week we will do a drawing to choose our winners. The contest will end by Saturday, June 13, 2009 at midnight. (GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED)

Val and I decided to start out with this scrumptious grilled sandwich from the current issue of Cooking Light. I searched high and low (yet again!) and ended up finding arugula at our local co-op. I think I have decided to just start there from now on! When your grill this sandwich, make sure you keep a close eye on it. I totally charred my first one!

Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches
Author: Cooking Light May 2009
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices 100% whole-grain bread (about 1/4 inch thick) (I used Naan bread I found reduced at the co-op!)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 2 teaspoons country-style Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/3 cups packaged baby arugula and spinach greens (I only used arugula)
  • 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices beefsteak tomato
  • Cooking spray (I didn’t bother with this)
  1. Prepare grill to high heat.Brush one side of each bread slice with oil; rub cut sides of garlic over oil. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on each of 4 bread slices, oil side down. Top each bread slice with 1 ounce cheese, 1/3 cup greens, and 2 tomato slices. Top each with remaining 4 bread slices, oil side up.Place sandwiches on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted and cheese melts.


About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. the ungourmet June 7, 2009 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Great Sandwich! Great giveaway! Great magazine cover picture you made! Cute! :0)

  2. the ungourmet June 7, 2009 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Great Sandwich! Great giveaway! Great magazine cover picture you made! Cute! :0)

  3. Coleen's Recipes June 7, 2009 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Of all the cooking I do each week, my all-time favorite is a GOOD sandwich!

  4. Aggie June 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Love that sandwich!! And you know I love Cooking Light!! Great giveaway and looking forward to the week of recipes!

  5. Megan June 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I LOVE anything with brie! Great looking sandwich. My favorite recipe is a pecan tart I made one year for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful!

  6. Linda June 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    The sandwich looks delish, HoneyB.

    You've already inspired me to buy a Cooking Light cookbook, so naturally I'll be checking out CL week!

  7. Barbara Bakes June 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Who doesn't love a great grilled cheese sandwich. I'm making my favorite CL recipe right now Citrus Cream Cheese Pull Aparts

  8. Mary June 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Looks great , fantastic …perfect with this heat!

  9. Jessie June 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    that sandwich looks great! I've started checking out Cooking Light magazine because of you. you're right about how each recipe is a winner

  10. Teanna June 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I LOVE cooking Light magazine and I think it is the only one I don't have a subscription to! Haha! That sandwich looks FANTASTIC – I can't believe there is a light recipe made with brie cheese! There is a God! hahah!

  11. Linda June 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Oh how great Shelby. I love Cooking Light magazine and have made so many wonderful recipes from it through the years. I read it cover to cover each month.
    Second…great looking sandwich!!

  12. Gaby June 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    yay I love this! and I am a sucker for anything with cheese, mainly brie, so this sandwich looks FABULOUS!

  13. Mags June 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I adore grilled sandwiches and this one looks delicious.

  14. Deeba @Passionate About Baking June 7, 2009 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    How yum that is…love the melting cheese. Love Val's blog too. What a great giveaway…

  15. Sharon June 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I've been reading Cooking Light for at least 7 years now! One of my favorite recipes is the baked oatmeal.

  16. Helene June 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    What a great way to start the challenge. Love that sandwich. I love Cooking Light and encourage everyone to join the message board. 🙂

  17. Bellini Valli June 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Your sandwich looks incredible Shelby. It was so good wasn't it. I hope everyone gives it a try:D

  18. Katie June 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious, Shelby! I made your lime and coconut cupcakes last week. I have been craving them ever since I finished the last one off! What a great CL recipe that was!

  19. Tiff June 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I love Cooking Light magazine. My favorite recipe is their Cuban Black Bean Patties.

  20. Josie June 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    I love brie and arugula – what a great combo!

  21. judesmom June 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    That sandwich looks so tasty!

  22. Meghan June 8, 2009 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm melty-cheesey goodness.. I would love a CL subscription!

  23. Patsyk June 8, 2009 at 1:01 am - Reply

    That sandwich is something I would love for lunch! Great combination of flavors.. as usual from CL!

  24. Elle June 8, 2009 at 2:10 am - Reply

    Yummy sandwich for this time of year and great idea to blog together from Cooking Light. Will be back for further posts 🙂

  25. Chow and Chatter June 8, 2009 at 3:25 am - Reply

    what a great panini love the blog

  26. Judy@nofearentertaining June 8, 2009 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Love that sandwich and the giveaway!!!

  27. tastyeatsathome June 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I love CL also! Just recently subscribed, but I've had several of their books, and I also visit a lot and make their recipes. This sandwich looks yummy!

  28. RecipeGirl June 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    That does look amazing. I like the idea of grilling a sandwich!! My fave CL recipe is Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread. My son won a prize at the San Diego County Fair w/ that recipe 🙂

  29. Gera @ SweetsFoods June 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    A perfect sandwich, love both together with the giveaway also!



  30. Ingrid June 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Cooking light does have some awesome recipes! I had a subscription for several years but didn't renew after learning I can get most of the recipe online! Thanks for sharing this recipe and I'll check out Val's post,too!

  31. Carrian June 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Love cooking light! I so badly want a subscription so maybe this is my way to get it! 🙂 Oh and did you see that steak and arugula sandwich on this months mag? YUM!

  32. LadyJayPee June 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Isn't it fun how our blogging lives have evolved? Who'd have thunk it? I recently did a CL rhubarb sorbet and am getting more hooked on the magazine! Thanks for the yummy looking sandwich post.

  33. etirv June 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Cooking light is the way to go, bravo!

  34. Anonymous June 8, 2009 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    anything gooey and cheesey gets my vote

    thanks for the great giveaway…i will be checking everyday.

    su 🙂

  35. Maria June 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Brie on a sandwich, doesn't get much better than that!

  36. Creative One June 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Love sandwiches and this one sure would be a big hit with me.

  37. Delectable Dining June 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    This sandwhich looks so wonderful… love the pictures!

  38. Natalie June 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    YUM! I need to make this sandwich! Please enter me for the giveaway, i'd LOVE a cooking light subscription!

  39. Natalie June 9, 2009 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    forgot to post how to contact me on my previous entry! (

  40. Bread and Jam June 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Oooh, I absolutely love brie. Great idea for the garlic and arugula with it. I have some sun dried tomato bread that I would like to try this with.

  41. TeaLady June 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    lucky you to have someone great to collaborate with. This sandwich sounds perfect.

  42. Amy June 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Wow, that sounds great! Cooking Light is a go-to for sure!

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