Thursday, May 10, 2012

Caprese Sandwich

Anybody that knows me is fully aware that sandwiches are my one true love.  I firmly believe that everything tastes better between two slices of bread or rolled up in a wrap.  Out of all the awesome sandwiches out there, one has always stood out as my absolute favorite: a Caprese Sandwich.   It's simply the ingredients of a Caprese salad put on ciabatta bread.  Sometimes I like to add prosciutto to the sandwich, but it isn't necessary.  The key to making a good Caprese Sandwich is using FRESH ingredients.  This is a must. Please do not use a block of Kraft mozzarella; there is a huge difference between that type of mozzarella and actual fresh mozzarella. Almost as much of a difference as between dried and fresh basil. Just don't do it. Trust me!

A loaf of Ciabatta bread, cut lengthwise
Balsamic Vinegar
Mayonnaise or Olive Oil
Fresh Basil leaves, chopped
Fresh Mozzarella log, sliced
In Season Tomatoes (Campari, Ugly Ripe, Heirloom, etc.), sliced
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

1. Cut the bread into sandwiches, and evenly slice the mozzarella and tomatoes; chop up a handful of basil leaves

2. Drizzle a generous amount of balsamic vinegar on both sides of the sandwich. Then either drizzle olive oil OR spread mayonnaise on one side, depending on preference

3. Evenly layer on the mozzarella, then tomatoes, and basil
4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
5. Microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy

1 comment:

  1. Om nom nom! Caprese is da best.
    That is all. :)