What's for Dinner? Spinach Pesto Grilled cheese w/ Tomato Chickpea Salad

Meal 1 - Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Chickpea Salad

This is the first meal I decided to make from my the first order I placed with Plated - Chef designed recipes and fresh ingredients delivered to your door.  And I am going to share my experience with you.  If you haven't already read the who the what and the What's For Dinner be sure to check it out by clicking this link --> What's For Dinner ? Plated to the Rescue ?

So lets get right to it.  

This is the Chef designed recipe card that arrived with my order

 And here is a look at the ingredients and how they are packaged and labeled.  Each meal comes in its own individual bag and each item is clearly labeled.

Out of the bag everything was super fresh and I was ready to get to cooking...

It was just a matter of a bit of prep work....I had to get four halves of tomatoes in the oven to roast with fresh thyme and a bit of olive oil.  Once that was going I prepped the remaining ingredients. 

Then I mixed the chickpea salad, prepared the pesto and about that time the roasted tomatoes were coming out of the oven.  And then it was time to assemble the sandwich and start the grilling process.  

The bread was buttered and the cheese, tomatoes and pesto were layered between and it was time to grill them up.

A quick few minutes on each side it was time to enjoy a delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and the chickpea salad was the perfect accompaniment!

This made for a really great afternoon meal.  The salad was fresh, the cheese combined with the spinach presto and the thyme seasoned roasted tomatoes took it beyond just a grilled cheese.  

My first Plated Meal this recipe was a success!  I am looking forward to Meal 2 - Chicken Tikka Masala!  (Link to Meal 2 will be active as soon as I have cooked it and the post is live)

If you are interested and want to try it for yourself click the Plated logo or Whats for Dinner to learn more...  

Disclosure:  This is a "Sponsored Post" the company/companies who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it.  Regardless, all opinions written here are my own and I only promote or recommend products or services I believe in.

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