June 3, 2012

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Basil Pesto


Here is another great summer dish, a delicious Italian spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich!  I came across the recipe on Closet Cooking and it has quickly become one of my favorite sandwiches.


Ingredients:
Serves 2
  • 4 slices of 100% wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 4 tbsp basil pesto 
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Directions:

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. 

Brush the outside of each slice of bread with olive oil.  Spread 1 tbsp of the pesto on the inside of each slice of bread.  Place the mozzarella and tomato on two of the slices of bread.  Top with the remaining two slices, pesto-side down to form two sandwiches.  

Grill the sandwich in the skillet until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes per side. 

Enjoy!


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