Sunday, July 13, 2008

Caprese Sandwiches

When we were in France, Caleb and I ate these sandwiches—Caprese Sandwiches—at least several times a week. For the first month, I was still a vegetarian, and vegetarian-friendly sandwiches were hard to come by (a contributing factor to my eventual surrender to all things meat). These sandwiches provided a quick, cheap lunch, and in celebration of that, I made one recently.

They’re quite simple to make, but for an ideal sandwich, the recipe is as follows.

Caprese Sandwiches

1 pkg. fresh mozzarella cheese

1 beefsteak tomato

French baguette or crusty loaf of bread

Fresh basil

Olive oil for seasoning

Pepper, salt for seasoning

To begin, thinly slice the baguette. Using a marinating brush, cover one side of each slice of bread with olive oil. Salt and pepper liberally. Slice both the tomato and mozzarella in thin slices. Wash several basil leaves and stack the ingredients on the sandwich carefully. Put together and enjoy!

I know a recipe probably wasn’t necessary for this, but the photos made me hungry for it all over again—I had to showcase its delicious contributution. Yum!

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