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Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese

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What I’m listening to: Where Does the Good Go, Tegan and Sara

Mozzarella cheese + Big, thick slices of tomato + Fresh basil leaves + Toasy, olive-oiled sourdough bread = Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich Heaven. You’ll get it on your fingers, you’ll get it on your face. You’ll dip and drip and lick and smack. And you’ll love every blessed minute.

I served mine with this Quick & Spicy Tomato Soup from Giada De Laurentiis, which was delightful for dipping – a grown-up, chunky version of tomato soup with Italian flare. A quick note about the soup: I’m not posting the recipe here because the success of this recipe almost entirely depends on your feelings about your marinara sauce, as it makes up the base of the soup. If you’re not wild about your sauce, you won’t be wild about the soup, either. If you adore your marinara, then you’ll adore the soup. The results will vary.

Like balsamic on your Caprese Salad? Then, by all means, drizzle a little over this sandwich. This will make it even messier, and perhaps, even yummier.

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Inspiration from Yammie's Noshery

Ingredients

  • sourdough bread, sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • mozzarella cheese (fresh recommended), sliced or shredded
  • large ripe tomato, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves
  • sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan or flat griddle pan to medium-low. Brush olive oil onto one side of each slice of sourdough bread.
  2. On a cutting board or other work surface, assemble sandwich: bread (dry side up), mozzarella, tomato, basil leaves, sea salt, mozzarella, bread (dry side down) - being generous with all the ingredients.
  3. Carefully place sandwiches in hot pan and cook on oiled side until golden and crispy. Flip and repeat.
  4. Take garlic half and rub on the browned side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle with sea salt. Slice on the bias and serve hot.

Notes

Bread browned but cheese isn't thoroughly melted and gooey yet? Place sandwich in a 200 oven until cheese is melted.

Serving Suggestions: Tomato Soup for dipping or Balsamic for drizzling

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4 comments
HeatherMcKean
HeatherMcKean

Maya...my daughter stumbled upon this recipe today while she was searching your sight...knowing Caprese sandwiches are one of my favorites she printed it out for me. We ran to the grocery got the ingredients we needed and OMG!!!! I loved it!!!!! Thank you so much!!

alaskafromscratch
alaskafromscratch moderator

 @HeatherMcKean Heather my dear, you're so very welcome! And happy to hear that you and your daughter have a fun new food memory together, too! :)

Alice from Juneau
Alice from Juneau

Hi Maya! What a wonderful site I've stumbled upon...am loving it! I also live in Alaska and am blessed on a daily basis...the beauty, the uniqueness of it all...I love it here. I am in Juneau and when I do travel down to the "lower 48", I cannot wait to get home! Keep up the great blog...and the recipes are wonderful. I think I will be trying many of them in the future. My sweetheart and I both enjoy working in the kitchen and cook everything from scratch. Love it!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Alice from Juneau, Thanks for stopping in! I always love hearing from other Alaskans. When I was in Hawaii last month, I couldn't wait to get home... in the middle of winter. People thought I was nuts, but Alaskans understand. :) Hope you enjoy the recipes. Stop by again soon!

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