A simple sandwich made with pesto and double cheese…
Days are going super fast. Ramadan has been good, Alhamdulillah… It has been really hot on and off, however the fasting has been less stressful, when compared to the past few years. Let me leave you with a little dua that has become a favorite of mine lately:
لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
laaa ilaaha illaaa Anta Subhaanaka innee kuntu minaz zaalimeen
“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.” Surah al-Anbiya: 87
The background of this dua is a very interesting tale, which I am sure many of my readers know, or if you don’t, please do explore. The whole crux of this prayer is accepting that we have sinned and we are desperately in need of whatever goodness He provides our way. It makes us realize how powerless we are when it comes to a lot of matters in our own life…
Since we make a lot of snacks, and I use a lot of bread at home, I decided, why not post a three back-to-back series of snacks made of bread. I love using bread, since it is a very versatile product and can be used in a variety of ways that our family will like. My head really thinks of bread kunafa and bread pudding, but let us do some savory snacks this time. This sandwich is one of the easiest sandwiches I have ever made. My girls love grilled cheese sandwich, just filled with square cheese and/or mozzarella and toasted till brown on a hot pan with some melted butter. All I did was to slather some pesto into it. I wasn’t sure if my girls would love the green thing that was lined up in between, but to my surprise, they ate up the entire batch I made. I had to save myself up a slice to just know how it tastes. I have used homemade pesto – recipe will come up after Ramadan, InShaAllah… though I have a mixed herb pesto recipe, that can be used too – but you can use store bought pesto. It is a simple recipe, without too much hard work, but delicious nevertheless… Off to the recipe…
Pesto Cheese Sandwich
- 6 slices bread
- 3-6 tsp pesto
- 3 slices cheddar cheese
- 3 tbsp mozarella cheese
- Butter to toast
- On both slices, spread thin layers of pesto. Keep one square of cheddar cheese and sprinkle one tablespoon of mozarella cheese. Crush some pepper. Close.
- Repeat with the other bread, to make a total of three sandwiches.
- Heat pan, melt butter and toast both sides till golden brown and cheese is melted.
- Enjoy immediately.