Grilled cheese and pesto sandwiches. Take a break from the usual.

Grilled cheese and pesto sandwich

I’ve gone a long way from mayo and ham sandwiches that my mother used to pack in my school lunchbox. I no longer see mayo as an integral part of a sandwich. Neither do I judge a sandwich by how much filling it has. To be frank, the oh-so-tall sandwiches that Guy Fieri likes to feature in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives make me shake my head already. Over-the-top just doesn’t excite me anymore.

These days, I prefer the perfect symphony of a few well-paired ingredients. Like these grilled cheese and pesto sandwiches. There’s nothing but cheese slices and homemade pesto between the slices of bread. I saw something similar last night on Pinterest, I can’t locate the page anymore but I remember exactly how the sandwiches looked like. As soon as I woke up today, I made my version. Grilled cheese and pesto sandwiches. Amazing. If you think you can’t spread enough pesto on the bread, go ahead and dip the sandwiches in more pesto. »

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