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Gooey mozzarella cheese, fresh cut tomatoes, basil leaves, and a basil, balsamic, mayo using essential oils! All grilled to perfection.
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Run to your kitchen and make this right now!!! I will wait… Okay, take that first bite, and enter the land where you tastebuds die happy, where they will never want another bite of anything ever again because nothing will compare…ever!
Haha, okay, I may be setting your expectations a little high, but this sandwich is ridiculously good.
Do you love caprese? I do. I love all types of caprese. My hubby’s work used to make this one with mangos and a sweet chili sauce. I have been trying to duplicate it, and when I do, I will share. On the 4th of July I like a strawberry, blueberry, and mozzarella caprese with balsamic reduction.
Basically, if it is called “caprese” it goes in my mouth. Haha. I love cheese, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic. So when you combine them it is bliss. Add some bread. Some butter. Then grill it. And oh my gosh… Hello fat pants! Goodbye ambitions for a bikini body. Haha!
Okay, not true, but you guys, hurry and indulge in this because next week I am starting my “get your body summer ready” series with a cleanse, healthy recipes, and a lot less of these buttery, cheesy, carb filled recipes. Mmmmm.
Here’s the thing, this sandwich is not all bad. Fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil all rock. But in addition to that, I used basil essential oil in the mayo. Basil oil is a great source of Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium. It is also great for your skin, digestion, and can help to offer relief from colds, influenza and associated fevers.
Basically it tastes amazing and offers incredible health benefits. Huge win-win!
And one of my favorite benefits that I have definitely been taking full advantage of lately, basil essential oil has a refreshing effect when smelled or consumed. It can help with tension, mental fatigue, depression, migraines, and more. With all the stress we have had with moving etc. it has been nice to have something to help relieve the tension.
And when it tastes as good as this sandwich does…stress is relieved in a very happy way.
You guys, I have been using essential oils in my cooking for a few weeks now, which has been really fun. But, I have also been using essential oils in other ways too. They have not been life changing for me as they are for others, but they certainly have been easy to add into my life, and I am seeing benefits.
For example, my little one got the flu, and I rubbed DigestZen on her feet and tummy. And OnGuard on her feet. And I cleaned every surface in my house with some On Guard spray. No one else caught it. Miracle.
Also, you might remember my son with the funky fingernails…totally seeing improvement, which I am so happy about. I am using both lemon oil and Melaleuca oil. I am so relieved. I will let you know if they continue to improve. And post some pictures.
I have been adding lemon or wild orange to my water, and it is helping me to want to hydrate. Which has always been something I have struggled with. It tastes good, so I love that!
I am drinking my morning Slim ‘N Energizer Smoothie with Slim & Sassy. No results yet as far as weight loss, but that is all I am really doing. So I will keep you up to date on this one.
And, last but not least, I rub lavender oil on my kid’s feet, or put it in their bath before bed.
Anyway, if you think you might be interested in learning more about how to use essential oils for your health, send an email to Tracy Lyman, and tell her I sent you. By mentioning EZPZ you can get a 30% rebate on your first order! And she is an expert. You can reach her at [email protected] (dot) com
But let’s get back to this Caprese Grilled Cheese…
Caprese Grilled Cheese
- French bread
- Fresh mozzarella
- Basil leaves
- Fresh vine ripened tomatoes
Basil Balsamic Basil
- 2 TBS Mayo
- 5 drops basil doTERRA essential oil
- 1/2 Tbs Balsamic vinegar
- Spread butter on one side of a piece of french bread
- Mix basil balsamic mayo ingredients together, and spread some on the other side of the bread
- On a griddle heated to 350 degrees, place buttered side down, and layer on fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves.
- Spread more mayo mixture on a second piece of bread, and butter on other side, and place on top of the sandwich, mayo side down.
- When bread is browning, flip sandwich giving the other side a chance to brown, and the cheese to get melt-y
- Remove from griddle when it has reached the golden brown stage (approx 2-3 minutes per side) and enjoy!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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