Light and bright, these Caprese sandwiches are perfect for a easy bistro style dinner or lunch. I crave them in summer when it’s too hot to think about standing at the stove or turning on the oven to cook. They come together in minutes thanks to prepared pesto. All you have to do is slice, spread, and stack!
4 slices dense bread, such as sourdough or ciabatta
8 oz fresh buffalo mozzarella
1 large beefsteak tomato
2 Tbls prepared pesto
2 Tbls mayo
Handful mixed greens
Balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
To make, toast the bread until golden brown. In the meantime, combine the pesto and mayo. Slice the tomato and mozzarella into thick slices and season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. When the bread is done, spread the pesto mayo onto each slice to coat. Then stack two slices with the mozzarella, tomatoes, mixed greens, and drizzle with the balsamic glaze. (You can substitute balsamic vinegar but go easy or it will be a wet sandwich!) Top with the remaining two slices of bread. Serve with a simple mixed greens salad or fresh fruit.
Needing a heartier meal? Add your favorite deli meats or grilled chicken or steak for super sized caprese sandwich.