Friday, January 19, 2007

Grilled Tomato, Goat Cheese and Pesto Sandwiches

Grilled Tomato, Goat Cheese & Pesto Sandwiches

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves 2

4 slices of your favorite bread (we used multigrain)
Pesto (we used some from a jar) to spread on the bread
Goat cheese spread thickly on one slice (about 4 oz/140 gm)
½ tomato, sliced
2-3 basil leaves, chiffonade (also called shredded – roll the leaves and thinly slice across)
Margarine or soft butter to butter the outsides of the slices
Freshly ground pepper

1. Spread pesto, then cheese on 2 slices of bread. Top with tomato slices. Sprinkle with basil and freshly ground pepper. Add top slice and butter.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the sandwiches butter side down. Butter the top slices. Press down and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom turns golden. Flip the sandwiches, press and continue to cook until the bottom is golden as well. By now the cheese will be melty and ready to eat.

Or use a panini grill, no flipping required.

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