Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Here's a gourmet marriage of grilled cheese sandwiches and Caprese salad, best made in summer, when tomatoes and basil are at their peak.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rub a side of each slice of bread with a cut side of garlic and brush with oil. Layer the plain side of half the bread with cheese, tomatoes, and peppers, dividing evenly. Top with remaining bread, garlic side up.

Step 2

Cook 2 sandwiches at a time in a large frying pan over medium-low heat, covered, turning sandwiches once, until golden brown and cheese is melted, 6 minutes.

Step 3

Tuck 4 slices basil into each sandwich. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Ratings & Reviews

mrsrcg's Review

July 13, 2013
This is what we are having for dinner. With one change, we are having roasted garlic spread on the bread.

sanhen13's Review

July 28, 2010
We liked this sandwich so much, we had it two nights in a row (to rave reviews from my non vegetarian husband). Great use of tomatoes and basil from the garden. I used roasted red peppers from a jar. Deli or fresh would probably be more flavorful. Very quick and easy to make after a busy day. This sandwich will become one of our summer standbys.