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Fried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce

Makes 4 servings

8 slices fried green tomatoes (see recipe above)

8 (1-ounce) slices fresh Mozzarella or Gruyere cheese

1 cup warm marinara sauce*

1/2 cup basil pesto*

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place prepared fried green tomatoes in a single layer on sheet pan; top each one with a cheese slice. Put in oven until cheese melts. Put 1/4 cup marinara sauce on each serving plate and top with 2 tomato slices per plate, side by side. Garnish each slice with 1 tablespoon pesto.

*Ready-made marinara sauce and pesto can be purchased at many grocery stores.

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