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. 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.
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 $9 for the same thing at a local sandwich shop, and I can assure you, if you use top quality ingredients, yours will taste better!
Simple Caprese 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
- Place the bread or roll on a plate or cutting board.
Arrange the tomato slices on the bottom bread slice and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil…
then 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.
Place the other slice of bread on top and enjoy!
Here’s the baguette version for a larger crowd…are you hungry yet? :)