Open-face Caprese Sandwiches

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Time: 25 minutes. All the ingredients of the classic summer salad go into these terrific grilled sandwiches.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Note:

July 2009