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Fresh Basil Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich

Fresh Basil Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich

You can enjoy the last remnants of summer and make this warm sandwich for dinner during Labor Day weekend. It goes together quickly, can be doubled for a large group of people and is the perfect way to enjoy fresh fragrant basil, juicy ripe tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Fresh Basil Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich
 
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

 


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3 thoughts on “Fresh Basil Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich”

  • With the whole family home again, I just made this for our lunch….and thought about a special day spent at the beach when we first enjoyed this sandwich with the Augustines…. Today we added some arugula in addition to the basil – very tasty.

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