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Basil Pesto and Fresh Tomato Grilled Cheese

 

Grilled cheese is probably one of the easiest and tastiest foods to make. The warm-oozy cheese and nicely browned bread are just irresistible. You can add whatever you like in the filling between the bread, extra yumminess is always welcomed.

Yield

1

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

15

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

2 slices whole wheat bread
or any sandwich bread
2 tablespoons basil pesto
basil
*
1/4 cup swiss cheese
shredded, or sliced
1 small tomatoes
sliced
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 tablespoon butter
softened, or olive oil

Directions

Preheat a medium non-stick skillet over medium or medium-low heat.

Spread two slices of bread with equal amounts of basil pesto, and top one slice with Swiss cheese.

Arrange the tomato slices over the cheese.

Top with the remaining slices of bread to make a sandwich.

Add butter or oil in the preheated pan until butter melts or oil becomes hot.

Place the sandwiches in the hot pan and grill for about 4 minutes, pressing down occasionally, until crispy and golden.

Flip and grill for another 4 minutes, or until crispy and golden-brown.

Serve warm with tomato soup if desired.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

over 4 years

Made this quick and warm grilled cheese for lunch, and the oozy cheese with fresh tomato and basil pesto was a delicious combination.

I used whole wheat pumpkin sandwich bread, and cooked it in olive oil, which made the sandwich golden-brown in color with great texture. Had to link my fingers afterwards, yum!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 188g (6.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35653% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 29% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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