Beautiful heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, locally made bread, and basil combine into summer's best sandwich!
I'm closing out #FarmersMarketWeek with one of my favorite summer meals, Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Caprese Sandwich. I went to the farm specifically for this recipe, and I was happy to find some nice freshly baked Italian bread.
I grabbed some pre-sliced fresh mozzarella which made the prep on this even easier. It took about 4 1/2 slices to cover the bread. I sprinkled it with some chopped fresh basil.
I brought home 3 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes, they were all so pretty I almost didn't want to cut them up! This one was huge, so two slices was plenty to cover the cheese. Give them a sprinkle of kosher salt and some fresh cracked black pepper.
I highly recommend eating this meal al fresco. I sat on the patio under the umbrella and enjoyed my little taste of summer while watching the bees and butterflies visit my flowers.
Thank you so much to Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting #FarmersMarketWeek, it truly is one of my favorite events of the year. Go check out what other fabulous finds the other bloggers are sharing today by using the links down below.
Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Caprese Sandwich
- 4 slices Italian bread (I like Scala)
- 8 slices fresh mozzarella
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 4 to 6 slices heirloom tomato
- Kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- Lay two slices of bread down on work surface, I like to use a cutting board.
- Add 4 slices of fresh mozzarella to each slice, you may need more or less depending on the brand. Sprinkle with fresh basil.
- Top with slices of heirloom tomato. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place another slice of bread on top of each stack and brush with olive oil.
- Heat griddle or frying pan over med heat and drop a tablespoon of butter onto it. Spread it out with a pastry brush.
- Place sandwich with oiled side down onto griddle, then brush tops with olive oil.
- Cook until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes, then flip and cook the other side. Serve immediately.
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Cook up an ear of corn with that scrumptious sandwich and you have my ultimate summer meal. I wait all year long for the tomatoes and corn to be ready, anticipating tomato sandwiches and corn on the cob. It is as traditional in this house as any other holiday.ReplyDelete
Yes! I definitely could live on corn and tomatoes all of August!Delete
This is such a great summer sandwich. I love the tomato and mozzarella comboReplyDelete
Drooling, this sandwich has my name written all over it! Love the simple flavor combo and that you grilled it!ReplyDelete
The heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella look so fresh and delicious. It's a perfect sandwich! I can see why you ate it while sitting outside enjoying nature.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Jolene! That sammy is calling my name.ReplyDelete
I think this will be on the menu this weekend. I have all the ingredients and I know my family will love this sandwich.ReplyDelete
Heirloom tomatoes are absolutely delicious and I can eat one of those sandwiches every day!ReplyDelete
These sandwiches are a perfect summertime lunch! Can't wait for my tomatoes to start being ripe!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful sandwich and perfect for this time of year with that big beautiful tomato.ReplyDelete
This sandwich is exactly what tomatoes from the farmer's market are for! LOVE!ReplyDelete
Caprese is my oldest son's favorite salad. I made this sandwich and he absolutely loved it (we all did). The toasted bread is pure perfection.ReplyDelete
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it as much as I do!Delete
Best lunch of the summer! Oh man those heirloom tomatoes are so good and this is such a great way to highlight their flavor!ReplyDelete