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

Christine Datian, Las Vegas
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com


Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik

Recipe Summary

30 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; calories from fat 13%; protein 25g; fat 5.2g; saturated fat 0.9g; carbohydrates 51g; fiber 4.7g; sodium 1139mg; cholesterol 7.1mg.