Caprese pesto grilled sandwich

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Caprese pesto grilled sandwich


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • Ingredients for making basil & sun-dried pesto:-1

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese

  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds

  • 1/4 cup olive oil or as required

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • to taste Salt/1 tsp

  • Ingredients for making caprese sandwich:-1

  • 1 cereal sandwich bread

  • 1/2 cup basil & sundried pesto

  • 8-10 fresh mozzarella slices

  • 2 riped tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp blasmic vinegar


  • Steps for preparing basil & sun-dried pesto:-
  • In a mixer jar add 1 cup of washed basil leaves,1/8 cup of parmesan cheese, 2tbsp of chopped almonds,2 tsp of garlic cloves blend for 2-3 minutes.
  • Scrape the sides of the jar add 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, salt to taste, and 1/4cup olive oil, blend all the ingredients once again.
  • Scrape the sides of jar on regularly intervals and blend until you get the desired consistency.
  • If you feel it is difficult to blend, add 1-2 tbsp more of olive oil and blend again.
  • Remove pesto in a clean glass jar and keep aside.
  • Steps for assembling sandwich:-
  • Slice tomatoes into thick slices, place them in bowl, pour 2tbsp blasmic vinegar over them and keep aside.
  • Place 1 piece of cereal bread on the chopping board then apply pesto onto a slice of bread. Then layer the cereal bread with 2 pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese and 2 pieces of sliced tomatoes.
  • Then cover it with another piece of cereal bread.Same way assemble all the sandwiches.
  • Preheat the grill pan over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot apply olive oil on the grill pan.Then place the assembled sandwich.
  • Now grill the sandwich for 2-3 minutes, until it's golden brown in colour and the cheese is melted.
  • Gently with the help of a spatula flip the sandwich to other side.Drizzle some more olive oil on pan if required and grill again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the sandwich is done remove it from the pan.Let it cool down a bit.