About the Recipe
This delicious grilled mozzarella sandwich is perfect to make when you want something fresh with a gourmet quality, but don’t want to go to a restaurant. Homemade walnut pesto, fresh tomatoes and melted mozzarella make every bite full of flavor. Be sure to make a double batch of the pesto so you can whip up a tasty sandwich later on in the week.
For the Sandwich
4 slices sourdough bread
4 oz mozzarella cheese sliced
1 large tomato sliced
2 oz roasted red peppers jarred
For the Pesto
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic clove peeled
2 tablespoons walnuts
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
To make the pesto, place the basil, garlic, walnuts and Parmesan cheese in the food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste, and blend. While the food processor is on, pour the olive oil slowly into the mixture in order to allow the olive oil to emulsify.
Spread the pesto equally on the 4 slices of bread and place two slices of bread on the panini maker or in a toaster oven for 2 minutes.
Then place the mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and roasted red peppers on top of two bread slices and allow the cheese to melt and the veggies to soften, keeping the panini maker open.
Once the cheese starts to melt, add the second slices on top to close the sandwiches, then close the panini maker for 2-3 minutes. Remove, slice in half and serve immediately Recipe and Photo Credit: Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich - FeelGoodFoodie