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!
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!
What Is Caprese?
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.
How To Make A Caprese Sandwich
Caprese Sandwich Recipe
- 1 small baguette ends removed, cut in half
- 2 tablespoons fresh pesto
- 2 ripe tomatoes cored and sliced thinly
- 3-4 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced thinly
- fresh basil leaves
- balsamic vinegar
- spring mix salad
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 balsamic vinegar, then add the spring mix to the top.
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