Tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwiches are my absolute favorite. Most of the time, I just eat them with a splash of balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper, which is fantastic, but this vinaigrette puts it right over the top.
We will have this sandwich about a million times this summer. The basil pictured is from my garden already and hopefully mid summer, we will have some pretty Roma tomatoes ready for picking! If you love caprese salad, you'll love this sandwich.
Caprese Sandwich with Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 ciabatta rolls
1 large Roma tomato, sliced
6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
4 to 6 basil leaves
For the vinaigrette
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
pinch of sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic, mustard, Italian seasoning and sugar until combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Brush the cut sides of each ciabatta roll, top and bottom, with the vinaigrette. Layer tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves. Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette (to taste) on top of the basil leaves. Serve immediately.
(Source: Adapted from the Food Network)
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