Caprese salad sandwiches

The moniker “basil, tomato, mozzarella sandwich” always felt a bit cumbersome.  Over the weekend, I realized that “Caprese salad sandwich” works much better.

Caprese salad sandwiches

  • Sliced tomatoes (must be in season and locally grown)
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced (or substitute avocado for a vegan version)
  • Basil leaves
  • Bread
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar (use something good — our favorite is Bistro Blends’ Heirloom Balsamic Vinegar)

Lightly salt tomatoes, if desired.  Spread some olive oil on a piece of bread, then layer tomatoes, mozzarella/avocado, and basil.  Drizzle balsamic over the top and/or pour a shot glass of balsamic to sip with sandwich bites (you know it’s a good balsamic if you’re inclined to sip it).

I made open-faced sandwiches on our homemade 100% whole wheat bread last night, but they’re good with one slice of bread or two.