Saturday, July 9, 2011

Caprese Sandwich. Kind Of.

Caprese sandwiches with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto on a baguette are a lunchbox favorite in my house. This is a twist on the traditional sandwich that stretches it a bit to include some other flavors and meat.  This is another one of those recipes where you can add what you like, leave off what you're not fond of, and make your own. Playing with recipes and finding the right fit for the right person is my new favorite hobby.  This sandwich received high marks from the eating machine in my family.

  • Fresh ciabatta rolls
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Cucumber, sliced lengthwise into 3-4 inch pieces
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Ham
  • Balsamic vinegar
Slice ciabatta for sandwiches.  Drizzle balsamic vinegar on bottom half of roll. Stack ingredients on the bottom, starting with mozzarella (it's the heaviest ingredient and is less likely to fall out on the bottom).  Top with the other half of the roll and enjoy!  Simple...

fresh ingredients

assembled and ready to enjoy

1 comment:

  1. Now this one I think I could get my kids to eat! Can't wait to try it. :)