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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.

a Caprese Sandwich on a white plate filled with lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and pesto made using this easy Recipe

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
  • Pesto
  • Olive oil
  • Spring mix lettuce
  • Salt and pepper

two halves of a Caprese Sandwich on a white plate using this Recipe. One side has lettuce and pesto and the other side has basil, balsamic, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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.

More Delicious Caprese Recipes

If you loved this Caprese sandwich, then you’ll love one of these other delicious Caprese recipes.

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
5 from 6 votes

Caprese Sandwich Recipe

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!
Course lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Sandwich
Calories 437 kcal


  • 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


  1. Slice each half of the baguette in half horizontally and spread both sides with pesto.
  2. On one side, layer alternating slices of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
  3. Top with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then add the spring mix to the top.

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Sandwich)
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 550mg24%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2624IU52%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 454mg45%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


a Caprese Sandwich on a white plate made using a french baguette.

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