Florida Tomato and Pimento Grilled Cheese


1 large Florida tomato, sliced to preferred thickness and seasoned with salt and pepper

1 cup pimento cheese dip (see recipe)

4 slices of bread (your favorite)

Unsalted butter for cooking, softened

1 or 2 pinches seasoning blend (your favorite)






Pimento Cheese Dip

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise

4 ounces pimento, drained and diced small

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Hot sauce to taste

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


Pimento Cheese Dip Add all ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Keep pimento dip chilled until ready to serve.

Preheat a large sauté pan or grill pan over medium heat. On a separate surface lay out the bread slices and spread an even amount of the pimento dip on them. Add the seasoned tomato slices to 2 of the topped bread slices, close the sandwich with the other 2 slices of bread. Spread a thin layer of butter on the top sides of each sandwich and add a small amount of seasoning on top of the butter. Place the sandwiches butter side down in the preheated pan. Spread another thin layer of butter on the side facing up and add a small amount of seasoning on top of the butter. Cook sandwiches for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove sandwiches from pan and serve warm.

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