Grilled Caprese Sandwich is a mash up of caprese salad and a grilled cheese sandwich. This sandwich has amazing flavor.
I have been making mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches in lieu of garlic bread to go with our spaghetti. I wanted to switch things up. But still wanted something that would go great with spaghetti. I came across that idea today. Grilled Caprese Sandwich. It’s just a little twist on the mozzarella sandwich.
If you aren’t familiar with Caprese Salad, you are missing out! It is a delicious salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. The “dressing” is balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil. For this sandwich, I left the dressing off. It just made it soggy. The basil gave it enough amazing flavor.
All of this sandwich can be homemade or home grown. I haven’t shared with you yet how to grown tomatoes, but I will soon. But you can read all about growing basil which will make it more affordable. You can also make your own mozzarella and bread. I like to make both of these myself. This way I know what is in my food.
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 tsp chopped basil
Heat a griddle pan on medium heat.
Cut enough to cover each slice of bread.
Cut thin slices of tomatoes, enough to cover one slice of bread.
Spread butter one side of each slice of bread. Lay one slice of bread on the other butter side in. (This prevents getting butter on the counter.)
Place 1/2 the mozzarella on the top slice of bread. Place tomato on top of mozzarella and then sprinkle chopped basil over tomato. Place remaining mozzarella on top.
Lift the top slice of bread off the bottom slice and place on pan. Cook until golden brown, flip, cook until golden brown.
Slice & enjoy.
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