Friday, October 8, 2010

Sun-Dried Tomato Caprese Sandwich

This is my version of a caprese sandwich using sun-dried tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes.  I love the tangy flavor of sun-dried tomatoes and paired with the creamy fresh mozzarella, the flavors balance out nicely.  They’re super simple to make yet so delectable.     

*The sandwiches in the picture above are open faced but the recipe is for regular sandwiches.   

Serves 2
8 slices of French bread (makes 2 small sandwiches for each person)
4 slices of fresh mozzarella
5-8 basil leaves (about 2 leaves per sandwich, depending on their sizes)
½ to ¾ cup sliced sun-dried tomato
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

1. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.
2. Brush balsamic vinaigrette on all slices of bread.  Assemble sandwiches, placing basil first, then mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes last.  


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love fresh mozerella and sundried tomatoes, can't wait to pair the two. Where on earth did you find such big beautiful basil leaves?

  2. I got them from Trader Joe's but they might look bigger than they actually are because the slices of bread are pretty small! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What a healthy sandwich! Simple and delicious! I bet the sun dried tomatoes gave it a nice flavor.


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