Daily Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese

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Sometimes all you need is a good sandwich. And when you have beautiful heirloom tomatoes, it’s time for an epic good grilled cheese. This recipe is simple and features a whole bunch of local products that, when combined, are drool-inducing.

We found a pretty hilarious article on Reclaiming Provincial regarding the anatomy of a really good grilled cheese. According to the article, there’s no room for oil. You must butter the light, mild-flavored bread and make cheese the main star. The author recommends adding in a dollop of creamy spread- mustard, sour cream, plain yogurt, or in our case, pesto- with the grated cheese, which will get you an even distribution of cheese and prevent the grated cheese from flying all over the place.

Who knew there was such a science to grilled cheese?

We’re making mozzarella and goat cheese the star of this sandwich, as we believe this is a fool-proof combination. When you combine these cheeses with local heirloom tomatoes and pesto and then grill it on an Easy Tiger ciabatta, you’ve got yourself a perfect meal.

Happy eating!

Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese

  • 2 slices of Easy Tiger ciabatta
  • 2-3 Tbsp pesto
  • 2 slices mozzarella
  • 2-3 slices of heirloom tomato
  • handful of spinach, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • Butter

Spread about 1 Tbsp of pesto onto each slice of bread. Grate your mozzarella, mix in another Tbsp of pesto with the grated cheese. On one slice of bread, add the grated cheese, crumbled goat cheese, spinach, tomato and top it with the second slice of bread.

Heat 1 Tbsp of butter in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add the sandwich to the butter and cook until the bread is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until the second side is golden brown.

Written by cscdavis

February 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

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