Garden Salad Grilled Cheese Recipe #FarmtoJar

Garden Salad Grilled Cheese

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life which bring us the most joy, Watching your child giggle while they play, gazing on a lovely landscape or a enjoying fresh simple meal.  During the summer months the pleasures of a simple life become all the more evident to us.

Article brought to you in collaboration with Vlasic.  Recipe and opinions are my own.

Farmer's Garden Pickles

In celebration of this summer simplicity, Vlasic has introduced a wonderful new line of pickles called Farmer’s Garden.  As you can see in the picture, these are not your typical supermarket jarred pickles… not at all.  These artisanal quality pickles are much more akin to what you would find available at a local farmer’s market.  They certainly are similar to the homemade pickles my late Aunt & Uncle used to make from the fruits of their cucumber patch.

See veggies at the bottom of the jars, they are quite the bonus.  I enjoy snacking on the sweet red peppers & carrots, and while I am not about to take a chomp out of a whole garlic clove, pickled or not, I am contemplating mincing some up in my next pasta salad.

Farmer’s Garden Pickles by Vlasic come of 5 refreshing flavors:

  • Dill Chips
  • Zesty Garlic Chips
  • Bread & Butter Chips
  • Kosher Dill Spears
  • Kosher Dill Halves

Garden Salad Grilled Cheese Collage

Now after tasting these special pickles, I started to ponder what to do with them, well other than enjoy them straight out of the jar or on the side of a sandwich.  This is when I thought about my some may call it odd practice of opening up my grilled cheese sandwiches, and putting lettuce and tomato inside.  I love the way the fresh cool crisp veggies contrast and compliment the warm oozy cheese and buttery toasted bread.  These pickles seemed the perfect addition to my deliciously peculiar sandwich delight.  They could stand in for both cucumbers and dressing, elevating the concoction to a salad inside a grilled cheese.

The results were addicting.  I’ve had one for lunch twice already this week… and it is only Wednesday.

You don’t really need a recipe for this, but for good measure…

Garden Salad Grilled Cheese #FarmtoJar
Recipe type: sandwich
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  • sliced bread
  • cheese
  • butter
  • tomato slices
  • lettuce (preferably romaine)
  • Vlasic Farmer's Garden Dill Pickle Slices
  1. Prepare your grill cheese as usual (just don't flatten it out too much & a nice sturdy bread helps).
  2. Open the grill cheese and layer tomato, then lettuce, then pickles, and put back together.
  3. Enjoy.

Sweepstakes & a Blog Giveaway

Sweepstakes >> Farmer’s Garden is celebrating the authentic taste of #FarmToJar with the Savor Simplicity Sweepstakes running from 5/7/14 – 7/31/14. Enter at for a chance to win a weekend cooking adventure or summer entertaining package, each worth $1,500. One winner will be chosen each month. A $1 off coupon will also be given to all entrants immediately following entry.

Giveaway >> 3 winners to receive a free jar of Farmer’s Garden Pickles

Open to U.S. residents 18+ ends 5/15 at 11:59pm.
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  1. says

    I LOVE those pickles! And I think I have all the ingredients on hand to make that sandwich. Lunch is looking up today!!

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Crazy simple, but crazy addicting…lol

  2. says

    I love the happiness, excitement and exuberance of my kids… but I definitely cherish the simple moments of SILENCE around our house (when they actually happen). #FarmToJar

    (This sandwich is making my mouth water – yum!!)

  3. says

    I am starving and that sandwich looks so good! I need to look for the pickles for my youngest. He is my pickle kid and I bet he would really like those.

  4. says

    My husband loves pickles! I’m going to have to show him this product. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ate it right out of the jar! 😛

  5. says

    This looks so yummy, and I love Bread & Butter Chips.

  6. says

    That is the best looking grilled cheese I’ve ever seen! Yum!

  7. says

    Mmmm, we absolutely love these pickles! So far, we’ve tried the Bread and Butter Chips and the Dill Spears. Definitely will have to try this sandwich; looks so good! #FarmtoJar

  8. says

    Oh wow I really need to find that at my store, love the extra veggies! &That sandwich looks SO yummy!

  9. says

    We love the new pickles, we pretty much buy just them! They are so tasty, and your sandwich looks good!!!

  10. says

    I absolutely love these pickles, I get them from Walmart

  11. says

    Every year I look forward to my garden – I love picking grape/cherry tomatoes off the vine and eating them right then and there. #FarmtoJar

  12. David says

    I like the sound a smell of a good thunderstorm. You don’t realize you miss it until you live in an area without them. #FarmToJar

  13. says

    Simple things that I enjoy are walks with my family, sitting down and watching a movie, eating dinner together every night. It doesn’t take much for me. As long as I’m with my family, I’m good. #farmtojar

  14. says

    I love BLTs so add a bit of bacon to this sandwich and it’d be devoured by yours truly! (I’d eat it without the bacon too, but the bacon makes it that much better.)

    I didn’t know Vlasic had this brand of pickles. I haven’t seen it in any of our stores yet. Hope to try them when I do!

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