Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Sandwich

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One of my favorite sandwiches of all time is the tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich. It's simple, doesn't require any cooking, and is really really tasty.

Step 1: Ingredients

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A tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich has the following ingredients:

  • ripe tomatoes
  • fresh mozzarella (this is the soft stuff in liquid - not the hard kind you put on pizza)
  • Italian bread or a baguette
  • fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Some people like to add in additional elements to this sandwich, like avocado, prosciutto, roasted peppers and more. I like it just fine with the basic ingredients.

Second day having this....DELICIOUS!

Going to have this for lunch tomorrow. Looks delicious. Thanks!
animaldito8 years ago
looks awesome. does someone knows how is "basil" in portuguese ? looks delicious, but by the pictures i could not identify it how is called around here.
Manjericão is what i know basil to be called in Portuguese. good luck.
Basil in Portuguese is "alfavaca". Have a look at [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfavaca]...
I don't know but maybe I can give you a hint. Basil is an herb. You eat the leaves. It tastes sort of sweet and minty, but it's not mint. It is used a lot in Italian food. You can make pesto with it.
BrittLiv4 years ago
Hi, I made it with the left overs I had from killerjackalope's "Simple Stuffed Peppers" (Sorry the lightning is really bad and I was to lazy to cut the basil ;-))
airfidget5 years ago
OMG. I love this sandwich. A couple suggestions, or at least, the way I do it. Make it kind of like a pressed Cuban. So get a Ciabatta roll to put everything on instead of just loaf bread, light up the grill, set the whole sandwich on there and then wrap a brick in foil and put it on the sandwich. I can't remember how long I put it on for, but I probably flipped it 2-3 minutes in and then left it on another 2 minutes or so. Just to where everything gets warm, ciabatta gets crispy, cheese gets melty. Mmmm... I'm at work, but I think I need to go get a second lunch here soon.
Made my own with pesto, came out awesome! I recommend some definitely firm tomatoes for this, the softer ones just can't stand up to being handled in a sandwich. Also for some reason my mozzarella fell apart. I am a messy sandwich eater.
theophilus5 years ago
I do believe that, without the bread (though it is usually served on bread), this known as CAPRESE SALAD... for anyone interested
ANTQNUT6 years ago
YUM! I tried making this and its delish!!!!!!!!!
Sgt.Waffles8 years ago
Did this make anyone else here extremely hungary?
I am now starving.
yannyboy marc926 years ago
yum yum the mozzarela looks good!!!!!
Yes! Good assembly.
boombam7 years ago
sorry, i left out garlic
boombam7 years ago
try a little pesto for a genuine nutty flavor, or maybe make your own with a simple mixture of pine nuts, little olive oil, and basil, blend it up and serve! [Grocery bought pesto isn't usually the way to go because they use lots of oil and replace pine nuts with walnuts. it also isn't fresh basil. you can find really expensive at specialty italian stores
this is also really good grilled. There is a little sandwich shop in Easton, PA who introduced me to this sandwich and they grill it as a panini!! Wonderful!!
saumijoon7 years ago
Okay, just tried the recipe, all I can say, AWESOME! The great thing about this recipe is that it is so simple to make and it tastes amazing. It is also quite healthy for you. Thank you so much for the idea.
Dalya7 years ago
This looks amazing! <3. I always make my sandwich like this, but I use cherry tomatoes (I like small for sweet) but I never thought of adding vinegar and olive oil! That combination makes my mouth water. Thank You for this :D
lawizeg7 years ago
Ima melt this when i make it. No sandwich with cheese is good without meltyness.
try it it taste goooooooooooooooooooooooood
mje8 years ago
Beautifully presented!