Monday, June 11, 2012

Insalata Caprese twist

I have to admit...I am not a big sandwich person. I mean, I will eat a sandwich, just not everyday.

Give me a bowl of daily pasta with red sauce, and I am good to go!
But hot days like today, make me want to turn the stove (and oven) off until next fall! 

This is a twist of what it is known as Insalata Caprese, the famous antipasto from the beautiful island of Capri, near Napoli. 
 (many compares antipasto to hors d'oeuvre, but 
antipasto is served at the table and signifies the 
official beginning of the Italian meal)  

my friend Megan had mentioned she had made a Caprese grilled cheese, and this is how I made mine today.

bakery sandwich bread
red pesto
mozzarella cheese

I was going to use the fresh mozzarella (which is the only mozzarella we use in Italy), but because it is more "wet", I was afraid that the bread would get soggy, defeating the purpose of eating a sandwich!

This is an easy, yet SO tasty and unique sandwich.
Spread the outer side of the bread with butter, and on the inside spread the red pesto. 
Add mozzarella 
Grill as you would a typical grilled cheese sandwich, and enjoy with a fresh salad!
This is faster, cheaper and healthier than a trip to your favorite Fast food.
Lunch is served!

Stay Frugal,


Kelly said...

OMG! That looks delicious! I am going to have to try that. I love grilled cheese sandwiches, but have never deviated away from the plain ones we feed our kids. This looks so easy and I'm sure tastes better too. Thanks for the recipe.

Debbiedoos said...

Ok now that looks good. I am like you, give me pasta any day of the week. Must be the Italian in us....DUH!:)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Terrific idea! It looks tasty. I can't wait to try it! Been to Napoli. Not to Capri. But of course we had pizza there, and one of the most wonderful times of our lives!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Y.......UM!!! I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Okay you can make this next time we get to visit. That looks good. Thanks for sharing it at Wow.

Tobins' Tastes said...

What an awesome idea! I don't like whole tomatoes so the sauce/spread would be perfect for me.

I would love for you to share these at Mealtime Monday!