A simple Caprese sandwich takes only four main ingredients: bread, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, and turns your lunch into a gourmet feast! Just hold the vinegar!
If you’re tired of the same old sandwich everyday, here’s a fresh, summery alternative to jazz up those lunchtime blues. A simple Caprese sandwich tastes heavenly. My daughter brings this to school and takes along a tiny bottle of olive oil to drizzle on the inside just before eating it, so the bread doesn’t get soggy or make a mess in her lunch bag.
If you want to add vinegar, obviously you can and you will. However, to taste the ingredients the way an authentic Caprese is made, just hold back. I’m a vinegar fiend and still prefer my Caprese without it.
I used my homemade no-knead bread but you can truly use any bread, or roll you like.
If you want to make it warm, put it in a sandwich grill for a few minutes.
You’d pay anywhere from $8 to $15 for the same thing at a sandwich shop here in LA. I can assure you, if you use top quality ingredients, yours will taste better!
Simple Caprese Sandwich
makes one sandwich
What you’ll need:
- 2 slices of bread, or a roll (baguette is very good-see pic at bottom)
- good quality tomato slices, preferably heirloom
- fresh mozzarella slices
- Kosher or sea salt
- extra virgin olive oil
- fresh basil leaves
Arrange the tomato slices on the bottom bread slice and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt.
Next, place the mozzarella slices on top of the tomatoes.
Drizzle with a little more oil and a sprinkle of salt, then arrange torn pieces of basil leaves on top.
Finally, place the other slice of bread on top and enjoy!
Here’s the baguette version for a larger crowd–are you hungry yet?
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