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Open-face Caprese Sandwiches

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 4
Time: 25 minutes. All the ingredients of the classic summer salad go into these terrific grilled sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 slices (about 1/2 in. thick) crusty Italian bread
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
  • 16 medium basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 605
  • caloriesfromfat 55 %
  • protein 30 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • sodium 820 mg
  • cholesterol 100 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). Combine 1 tbsp. oil and the garlic and brush onto 1 side of bread.

  2. Lay bread oiled side down on grill and cook until slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Turn bread over, lay tomato slices on bread to fit, overlapping if needed, then lay cheese slices over tomatoes. Cover grill and cook until cheese starts to melt, about 4 minutes.

  3. Transfer sandwiches to a platter. Put 2 basil leaves over each sandwich and drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and the vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.