Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese with Pesto Mayo


I will just start by saying that there is no way these pictures can possibly do the deliciousness of this sandwich justice.

What I do hope to convey is the amazing combination of flavors and textures all wrapped up between two slices of toast.


Started by making a pesto mayo with 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 tbsp of pesto.

This is a great way to make use of the time while the bacon is cooking.


The one cup of pesto made last week went a long way,
complimenting at least 3 meals before it was gone.


Then I gathered up all of the freshest, most delicious ingredients to layer together! 


With the two buttered sides of the (gluten free) bread together first…


Slather on a nice thick layer of pesto mayo.


First up, the most important parts of the
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato


Then, some extra veggies for flavor and texture…

Onion and green pepper.


Finally, a slice of muenster and onto a hot pan
until perfectly toasted. 



RECIPE:

Ingredients:

Pesto Mayo:
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 tbsp of pesto

Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese:
Butter - at room temp for easy spreading
Bread - one loaf made about 6 sandwiches
Bacon - 12 oz
Lettuce - one head of romaine, utilizing the green, leafy part
Tomato - one large beefsteak 
Onion - thinly sliced
Green pepper - thinly sliced
Muenster cheese - 8 oz sliced

Directions:
Whip up Pesto mayo while bacon is cooking. 
Butter one side of each slice of bread and put them together. 
Start with a layer of pesto mayo. 
Layer on veggies (in any particular order), I went lettuce, tomato, bacon, onion and pepper before the cheese. 
Remove the bottom slice of bread, gently lay the sandwich on the preheated surface, top with 2nd slice of bread.  
Toast for 2-3 minutes/side over medium heat.  

Serve it up with a side of the pesto mayo and your family will be asking for these every week!