Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Insalata Caprese Sandwich

insalata caprese sandwichAs you may have noticed from my previous posts, DB and I love fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Last night I made these sandwiches which are so delicious! The "recipe" is so basic, but the result is a yummy mixture of creaminess, tartness, sweetness, and a bit of crunch. It's the perfect recipe for a summer night.

Insalata Caprese Sandwich

Start by warming a 6-inch section of French bread (for each sandwich) slightly. I wrapped mine in aluminum foil and placed it in the toaster oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes. Remove bread from oven. On each side of the bread, sprinkle balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to taste. Fill sandwich with layers of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes (season them first with kosher salt and pepper), and chopped fresh sweet basil.

Have you made this sandwich before? A layer of prepared pesto would be a nice addition. I am interested in hearing your comments on how you make this, or how you would improve it. Thanks!

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