Grilled Mozzarella, Tomato, and Pesto Sandwiches

Cuisinart original

Flavors of caprese in each bite.

Ingredients

4     teaspoons prepared pesto
4     slices country white, sliced sandwich bread
4     ounces sliced, low-moisture mozzarella
6/8 grape tomatoes, halved
       melted butter or olive oil for brushing


Nutritional information

Nutritional information per sandwich:
Calories 324 (49% from fat) • carb. 22g • pro. 20g• fat 18g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 31mg • sod.674mg• calc. 517mg • fiber 2g

Instructions

Spread 1 teaspoon of pesto on each of the 4
slices of bread, leaving at least a ½-inch border
around the edges. Divide the mozzarella between
two of the bread slices, making sure to keep the
border. Layer with 3 or 4 grape tomato halves
and top with the remaining two bread slices,
pesto side down.
Preheat the Cuisinart® Sandwich Maker. Lightly
brush plates with melted butter or oil. Carefully
place the assembled sandwiches onto the
preheated Sandwich Maker. Use firm pressure
to close lid; lock and cook. Green indicator light
will go off and red light will come on (this may
not happen immediately). When green indicator
light reappears, sandwich is cooked. Add 15 to
30 seconds additional cooking time if a toastier
sandwich is preferred. Remove with a heatproof
silicone spatula. Allow sandwich to cool slightly
for 2 to 3 minutes before serving, as filling will be
very hot.

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