I had some sun dried tomato pesto left over from the zucchini and sun dried tomato pesto parmesan tart and I figured that it would be just enough to use in a grilled cheese sandwich. Not too long ago I ended up with some leftover spinach pesto and I had been experimenting with grilled cheese sandwiches at the time and naturally the spinach pesto grilled cheese sandwich was born. I really liked the way the pesto worked in a grilled cheese sandwich and I had just been itching to try it again so I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the tasty left over sun dried tomato pesto.
Although the basic grilled cheese sandwich is pretty simple, there are endless ways to make them more exciting from simply changing up the cheese to adding extra flavours. With the primary ingredient of this sandwich being the sun dried tomato pesto, I was thinking tomatoes and for a cheese the natural choice seemed to be mozzarella. With the tomatoes and mozzarella on my mind I started thinking about caprese salads and as luck would have it, I also had some fresh basil left over from the tart and with that my sandwich was finished. Once again, I was throughly impressed by how amazingly well the pesto worked in a grilled cheese sandwich! The sun dried tomato pesto just packed the sandwich full of flavour and the basil brought a hint of freshness. The melted cheese brought everything together and the toasted, buttery, golden brown bread finished things off perfectly.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 3 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- 1 handful basil leaves
- 2 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Assemble sandwich and grill until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
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