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!

5 comments:

  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.

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

    Follow back if you can :)

    Chelsea M.
    http://chowdownbythebay.blogspot.com/

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  4. 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.

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

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