Caprese Grilled Cheese AKA My New Favorite Food

Sometimes your mozzarella cheese is starting to get moldy, so you have to use it up. After browsing a few recipes online I stumbled across the caprese grilled cheese. As a fan of grilled cheese and pesto, I knew this recipe maker was on to something.

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Plus, this is super easy to make. You put some butter on the outside of the bread, cut up the mozzarella and tomatoes, spread the pesto on the inside of the bread, and add some basil. Then you just grill it much like regular grilled cheese – keep flipping the bread every few minutes until each side is golden brown.

Despite being so simple to make, this sandwich is absolutely delicious. I may never be able to go back to standard grilled cheese again.

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How to Chiffonade Basil

Chiffonade is a weird word. When I first saw “4 leaves basil, chiffonade” in a recipe for spinach tortellini, I thought it was saying that I needed to make the basil look like chiffon fabric or something.

All I can say is thank goodness for Google. Turns out chiffonade is a certain way to cut herbs such as basil.

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Step 1: Layer all the basil leaves on top of each other

Step 2: Tightly roll the basil leaves hamburger style, as opposed to hot dog style. Thank you elementary school art teacher for that analogy!

Step 3: Cut the leaves across the roll. The tighter the slices, the finer the basil cuts.

So that’s how you chiffonade basil – much easier than I anticipated.