Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

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This recipe was inspired by a caprese sandwich I had not too long ago at Panera Bread. After I had the delicious sandwich at Panera, I decided to come home and make my own Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich – and is now my new favorite grilled sandwich!
It’s super easy to make and sure is tasty!!
Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich RecipeIngredients needed to make your Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich:

  • 2 slices of bread (I like whole grain or multigrain bread)
  • balsamic salad dressing
  • pesto (homemade or in a jar)
  • mozzerella cheese slices
  • beefsteak tomato
  • fresh organic field greens
  • quinoa and fresh asparagus (optional side)

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

Start by putting a thin layer of balsamic salad dressing on one piece of bread.  Add on a healthy layer of basil pesto on the other piece of bread.

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

Add a slice or 2 of mozzarella cheese, fresh organic greens, and sliced tomato.  Put it all together into a sandwich.

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

Butter the outside of the bread and grill in a pan on your stovetop until the outside is golden brown and the cheese is melting.

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

I chose to serve it with a side of plain quinoa with butter, salt, pepper and roasted fresh asparagus (450° for 10 min sprinkled with olive oil and salt.)

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 2 slices of bread - whole wheat or multigrain
  • balsamic salad dressing
  • pesto (homemade or out of a jar)
  • mozzerella cheese slices
  • beefsteak tomato - sliced
  • fresh organic field greens
  • quinoa and fresh asparagus (optional side)
Instructions
  1. Start by putting a thin layer of balsamic salad dressing on one piece of bread. Add on a healthy layer of basil pesto on the other piece of bread.
  2. Add a slice or 2 of mozzarella cheese, fresh organic greens, and sliced tomato. Put it all together into a sandwich.
  3. Butter the outside of the bread and grill in a pan on your stovetop until the outside is golden brown and the cheese is melted. While one side is toasting, you can add the butter to the other side.
  4. I chose to serve it with a side of plain quinoa with butter, slat, pepper and roasted fresh asparagus (450 for 10 min sprinkled with olive oil and salt.)

 

Looking for more grilled sandwich recipes?  Check these out:

Ham & Cheese Melt with Basil Honey Mustard Dressing!

Ham, Cheese & Pear Melt with Pepper Jelly!

Pesto Caprese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

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