Recipe by Julia
"This is a good way to use up some leftover Italian bread -- or any bread for that matter. Fresh mozzarella melted over vine ripe tomatoes and basil, then drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yummy! A nice glass of red wine and you're in heaven! Enjoy with a nice salad or a cup of soup; makes a lovely lunch or afternoon snack."
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slices ripe tomato
fresh mozzarella cheese
extra virgin olive oil, divided
balsamic vinegar, divided
Wonderful sandwich that's quick, easy and delicious! I used a loaf of Italian breaf. I toasted the bread in the broiler first, salted the tomatoes in order to get the water out of them and added a little cracked black pepper. I didn't bother putting this in the oven but enjoyed this with just the bread being toasted. I cut in into sections and wow - excellent without a ton of effort!
Kinda bland. Used a basil leaf. 1st bite pulled the entire leaf from the sandwich. Next time I will chop up the leaf.
We have eating a version of this a long time. But first, toast bread and rub raw garlic on it while it is still warm. 1/2 Cheese goes on bread first, then tomato, rest of cheese, then basil. Yum!!!
Great sandwich. Fresh ingredients - use ripe pomodori - and you'd never know the bread was a leftover.
This sandwich was pretty good, but I used sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil for more depth of flavor, and only used one-half tablespoon of olive oil after that. Overall, a good classic. :)
I just love tomato and cheese sandwiches. Didn't have a whole tomato so I cut up a handful of salad/grape tomatoes to cover a piece of whole wheat bread. Used shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, 1/4 tsp each of EVOO and balsamic vinegar. This is so light and heavenly. These would also be great with a slice of provel cheese. I will be making these again and again for sure!
Delicious and refreshing dish. The only thing I would do differently is maybe chop up the fresh basil to be sprinkled and used sparingly. I love Basil but this is a strong dose of it as a whole leaf on a sandwich.
My family loved this easy to make meal. I was worried the bread would be soggy from the tomato but is wasn't. I highly recommend for a quick and elegant meal.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Open Face Mozzarella Sandwich
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 122
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