This Caprese sandwich recipe is a simple and delicious lunch idea. Loaded with fresh basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella this sandwich is so good you’ll want to eat it every day!
Easy sandwich recipes are my go-to lunch options during the week because they are easy to make and there are endless combinations. Some of my favorites are these Baked Pastriami Sandwiches, Grilled Tomoatoes and Avocado Sandwich or this Crock Pot Meatball Sandwich.
What Is A Caprese Sandwich?
Caprese (Ka•pre•ze) is a simple Italian dish made up of fresh tomatoes, sliced mozzarella and fresh sweet basil. Many Caprese foods are sprinkled with salt and pepper and/or drizzled with a balsamic glaze or olive oil. Using these ingredients on a French baguette, you can make a delicious sandwich.
Italian Caprese Sandwich
You know that game everyone plays where you’re on a deserted island and you have to choose one food to eat for the rest of your life? This Caprese sandwich is totally my answer to that question. I could eat this sandwich for lunch every single day and never ever get sick of it. There’s something magical about the combination of fresh, juicy tomatoes and creamy mozzarella, with the added flavor from the crisp basil leaves and fresh pesto.
The spring mix salad on top adds a delicious crispness and texture, and the crusty, chewy baguette holds everything together. This time of year, when fresh tomatoes are abundant, this Caprese sandwich is the perfect way to use up some of that delicious garden bounty. It’s also a super simple and easy meal that doesn’t heat up the kitchen. You will definitely want to give this Caprese sandwich a try… it’s the best!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- French baguette
- Fresh tomatoes
- Sliced mozzarella
- Fresh basil leaves
- Olive oil
- Spring mix lettuce
- Salt and pepper
How To Make A Caprese Sandwich
The Bread – To me, what really makes this recipe sing is the type of bread you use. I love using a French baguette or an Italian roll.
Drizzle It – Pour some olive oil and a balsamic vinegar on each side of the bread. You’ll also want to spread a little fresh pesto on each side as well.
Layer It – Alternate adding slices of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Then top with fresh basil and lettuce leaves from a delicious spring mix.
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Once you have your fresh ingredients ready, it’s time to make yourself a delicious sandwich using this easy recipe. Leave us a comment below and let us know how you liked it.
Caprese Sandwich Recipe
- 1 small baguette, ends removed, cut in half
- 2 tablespoons fresh pesto
- 2 tomatoes, cored and sliced thinly
- 3-4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
- fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- spring mix salad
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Slice each half of the baguette in half horizontally and spread both sides with pesto.
- On one side, layer alternating slices of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
- Top with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then add the spring mix to the top.