My brother in law lived in Italy for a couple of years and came home addicted to Caprese Sandwiches. He and my sister Diana, eat these babies like they are candy. They would rather eat this sandwich over any ooey-gooey dessert, and when they eat this sandwich they are practically drooling over the table. I was at Diana’s house the other day and she could barely share a bite with me because she is afraid I don’t appreciate the goodness of this sandwich as much as I should. I may have to agree with her on that. I would still rather have a slice of chocolate cake over this delectable sandwich. However, I can say the fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden is hard to beat..no matter how you slice it 😉
This sandwich couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is some freshly baked ciabatta bread (yes you can make your own, but who has time for that??). Personally, Walmart makes a pretty darn good ciabatta bread if you ask me. Slice the bread lengthwise. Drizzle with good quality olive oil. Place the sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese (MUST be fresh mozzarella…the stuff at Costco is THE best!!) on top of the bottom piece of bread. Add a thick layer of fresh basil from your garden, salt, pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar on the top, and voila! Authentic Italian cuisine in the comforts of your own kitchen.