Caprese Melts

James Carrier
When their parents were away for the weekend, 19-year-old Dominique Ng and her sisters Madeline, 16, and Gabby, 12, survived nicely on these easy toasted sandwiches.

Yield:

Makes 3 sandwiches

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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 314
Caloriesfromfat 46 %
Protein 13 g
Fat 16 g
Satfat 6.9 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Sodium 465 mg
Cholesterol 33 mg

Ingredients

6 slices buttermilk or sourdough sandwich bread
About 1 tablespoon olive oil
15 fresh basil leaves, rinsed
2 firm-ripe tomatoes (about 8 oz. total), sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
Salt and pepper

Preparation

1. Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil. Place 3 slices, oil side down, on a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet and layer evenly with basil leaves, tomato slices, and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and top with remaining bread slices, oil side up.

2. Broil sandwiches 6 inches from heat, turning once, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes total. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per sandwich.

Note:

Dominique Ng, Los Altos Hills, California,

July 2002