Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Caprese Grilled Cheese

I have always loved caprese salad.  The fresh flavors are just amazing.  And grilled cheese is one of my favorite things to have for lunch, so I decided to combine the two.  I used provolone cheese instead of the typical fresh mozzarella but this sandwich is so delish, I have had it a few times this week and thought I would share the love! 

Caprese Grilled Cheese

2 slices sourdough bread
2 slices provolone cheese
4 leaves fresh basil, sliced thin
4 slices fresh Roma tomatoes

Balsamic vinegar and olive oil - for dipping

Assemble sandwich with cheese, tomato, and basil.  Butter the outside of the bread and grill on a hot griddle until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.  ( Placing a lid over the sandwich as it cooks helps the cheese to melt without burning the bread). Mix balsamic vinegar and oil together to dip the grilled cheese in!

P.S. I found a living basil plant in my grocery store and all you need is a jar or cup and some water to keep it going!  I have had this plant for about a month and it is growing strong!  I LOVE having fresh basil at my finger tips during these winter months! And it makes my kitchen so bring and spring-y!


  1. I make this sandwich all the time! But I spread honey on one of the bread slices. Try it. It'll blow your mind. I don't know if the honey would clash with the dip, though.

  2. YUM! Love your blog and how you have food quotes!

    Follow back if you can :)

    Chelsea M.

  3. I just found your blog and look forward to reading it and trying some of your recipes. I saw this grilled cheese and thought it would be perfect to make for my teen boys. They like rich food with a fresh or healthy spin. I look forward to trying this soon. Also, I wanted to comment on the cool basil plant in water. I've been looking for a plant to put in water that isn't toxic to my cat. When I saw your basil I thought yes! The grocery store across the street has basil plants too how perfect. I'm off to get one! Thanks for sharing that awesome idea.

  4. These are amazing! The whole family is requesting them every few days! Thank you!!!


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