Meatless Mondays  |  Posted 01.25.16

Grilled Margherita Sandwiches

Grilled Margherita Sandwiches

Fresh, light and still full of flavor. These are so, so good and a really welcome change from our typical American cheese grilled sandwiches. Pair ’em with soup or your favorite pasta salad and you will be quite happily set!

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 (1/2 inch) slices Italian Bread
  • 1 large Garlic Clove, quartered
  • 4 to 6 thin slices (about 3 oz) Whole-Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 large Plum Tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic-Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Rub both sides of each bread slice with garlic. Place 2 slices on work surface; top each with one-fourth of the cheese and half of the tomato and basil. Sprinkle each with 1/8 teaspoon of the seasoning; top with remaining cheese and bread slices.
  2. Brush tops of sandwiches with some of the oil; sprinkle with some of the seasoning. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Place sandwiches, brushed-sides down, in skillet; cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and cheese on bottom of sandwich begins to melt.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Brush tops of sandwiches with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining seasoning. Turn; cover and cook 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Source: Full Fork Ahead