Recipe by Out Of Thyme
"A variation on a basil, tomato, and mozzarella sandwich"
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1 (1 pound) loaf
ciabatta bread, split in half horizontally
fresh basil leaves, chopped
fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Fabulous! If you love caprese salad, then you'll love this sandwich. I didn't bother roasting the garlic - a little too involved for lunch... I just added some minced garlic to butter with a splash of olive oil and spread that over the bread. I broiled that until nice and golden brown. I sliced the tomatoes and sprinkled a little kosher salt and cracked black pepper over top then drizzled with the balsamic vinegar. I then assembled the sandwich and didn't bother putting it back into the oven. I cut it into sections and it was oh so yummy!
it is good, but I find using artisian bread sliced, put on a home grown tomato, fresh basil and lots of mozzarella cheese (or preferred cheese)and broil till melted is very good. Garlic is a little strong and takes away from natural tomato taste.
This is a good sandwich. I don't always toast mine, sometimes I eat them fresh without being toasted. I use a garlic ciabatta bread from Trader Joes that already has chunks of fresh garlic in it. I also used some great colorful heirloom tomatos or romas and organic basil. I leave out the butter. This is a great, easy, and fresh lunch or dinner idea. I liek to make one and take it with me in a plastic sandwich container when I am running errands too.
Yummy!! I didn't change anything at all. It was perfect. I love caprese salad but I wondered if the roasted garlic would be an issue. Well, it wasn't. The garlic MAKES this sandwich! I did add the balsamic as well. Will make again (and again, and again...)
This was super easy, and the garlic paste made me swoon. I used pesto instead of basil since I didn't have any basil. I thought the rosemary was a bit over powering for my tastes (I wanted to taste the garlic more than the rosemary), so I'll probably completely omit it.
I thought this was absolutely delicious! Oh man what the roasted garlic does for this sandwich is amazing!! Wouldn't change a thing!!
Pretty good. I don't have garlic I can roast, so I just spread minced garlic with the butter and then toasted. It worked fine, and I'm not of the opinion that garlic isn't good with this sandwich. Although I love basil and tomato and mozzarella, I'm not absolutely in love with this sandwich--not sure why, though. It did take less time to bake than stated, and I couldn't really taste the rosemary. I think fresh rosemary would be better. Thanks for the recipe!
A wonderful end-of-summer combination of ingredients and textures. The best tomatoes of the year and (in our version) freshly-made basil pesto. Toasted ciabatta really is the perfect choice for bread--nicely "bulky" but not heavy. The family felt balsamic vinegar was critical to the dish. This may have been especially true because rosemary didn't sound quite right and I omitted it. Otherwise, made precisely as directed. A wonderful recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Toasted Caprese Sandwich
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 231
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