Strawberry Caprese-Style Grilled Cheese


Take your favorite childhood sandwich to new heights! This recipe combines grown-up flavors with the melty goodness of a classic grilled cheese. Since strawberries are a surprisingly perfect substitution for tomatoes, this unique combination delivers a salty-sweet flavor profile that is sure to please.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse fresh produce.
  3. Prepare pesto by pulsing together basil, garlic and pistachios in a food processor until mixture is finely chopped and well combined. Slowly pour in olive oil while pulsing to combine. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then set aside.
  4. Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread. On unbuttered side of one bread slice, spread prepared pistachio pesto and top with fresh mozzarella, sliced strawberries and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Top with second slice of buttered bread.
  5. Transfer sandwich to a sauté pan set over medium to medium-high heat. Cover and cook until bread begins to brown.
  6. Flip, cover and continue cooking until bottom bread slice turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from pan, cut in half and serve.

Recipe Notes:

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