Grilled Caprese Sandwich

We know what you might be thinking, “Isn’t Caprese a Salad?!?” Trust us on this one.  If you are a fan, or not, of Caprese salads you are going to LOVE this!  Personally we think anything drizzled with balsamic reduction gets a gold star, but when you put it over fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and grilled bread?  Stop it…it is just to die for!

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Oven roasted tomatoes add a really nice roasted flavor to our caprese sandwich, and are complemented great with the grilled bread.

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We grilled our bread on a gas grill.  It was amazing, but you have to keep an eye on it!

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Grilled Caprese Sandwich

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 6 tomatoes (we used vine ripened), sliced about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 4 slices harvest grain bread (or anything that strikes your fancy)

Directions.

      1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes.

 

      2. Add vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a very low simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, until liquid reduces by about half its amount. Remove from heat. It will continue to thicken while it cools. If it gets too think, you can reheat slightly.

 

      3. Once tomatoes are finished, heat your grill, or griddle to medium heat. Brush each side of the bread with olive oil, and grill until nice and toasted.

 

    4. Place mozzarella on one slide, followed by tomatoes and basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.


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