Mr. Food: Dressed Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

March 10, 2010 12:40:58 PM PST
The colorful and fresh ingredients we'd find in an Italian caprese salad are layered and melted together in this novel grilled caprese melt that's sure to become a favorite at your house! Grilled Cheese Caprese Style
Makes 4 servings 8 slices Italian or sourdough bread
4 plum tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 (8-ounce) ball fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Place 4 slices bread on work surface. Evenly layer each with tomato and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with basil. Place remaining bread slices on top and brush both sides of sandwiches with olive oil.

  2. Cook in batches in a skillet over medium heat, until golden on both sides and the cheese is melted.