Fresh Basil Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 loaf Ciabatta bread
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into ½ inch wide slices
  • 2 medium size tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  1. With a long serrated knife, slice bread in half, widthwise, the entire length to make two pieces.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Brush the outside of both halves of the bread cook under the broiler until lightly brown, about 2 minutes. Turn bread over; brush one bread half with olive oil and put a single layer of mozzarella slices on the other. Put both bread halves back under the broiler and heat until cheese is melted and the olive oil brushed side of the bread is light brown and toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from broiler; put a layer of basil leaves over the melted mozzarella, then cover with the sliced tomatoes. Top with the toasted olive oil half of bread.
  5. Cut into 4-6 pieces.
Recipe by A Year at the Table at