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Toasted Caprese Sandwich

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"A variation on a basil, tomato, and mozzarella sandwich"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 596 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 sandwiches)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cut off the top of the head of garlic to expose the cloves, trimming about 1/4 inch off of the top of each clove. Drizzle the cut cloves with olive oil, then nestle the head into a piece of aluminum foil. Place in preheated oven and bake until the cloves are tender, about 35 minutes. Remove garlic from oven; do not turn oven off. Squeeze garlic from cloves into a small dish; mash into a paste.
  3. Spread the butter on the cut sides of the bread, sprinkle with rosemary, and place on a baking sheet. Toast bread in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spread with garlic paste. Top one half of loaf with basil and tomatoes. Drizzle tomato slices with balsamic vinegar. Top remaining half of loaf with sliced mozzarella. Return sandwich halves to baking sheet.
  4. Place in hot oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Allow sandwich to cool slightly before assembling. Cut into 4 pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 596 calories; 25.7 g fat; 67.9 g carbohydrates; 22.1 g protein; 60 mg cholesterol; 794 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Fabulous! If you love caprese salad, then you'll love this sandwich. I didn't bother roasting the garlic - a little too involved for lunch... I just added some minced garlic to butter with a spl...

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it is good, but I find using artisian bread sliced, put on a home grown tomato, fresh basil and lots of mozzarella cheese (or preferred cheese)and broil till melted is very good. Garlic is a lit...

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Fabulous! If you love caprese salad, then you'll love this sandwich. I didn't bother roasting the garlic - a little too involved for lunch... I just added some minced garlic to butter with a spl...

it is good, but I find using artisian bread sliced, put on a home grown tomato, fresh basil and lots of mozzarella cheese (or preferred cheese)and broil till melted is very good. Garlic is a lit...

This is a good sandwich. I don't always toast mine, sometimes I eat them fresh without being toasted. I use a garlic ciabatta bread from Trader Joes that already has chunks of fresh garlic in it...

Yummy!! I didn't change anything at all. It was perfect. I love caprese salad but I wondered if the roasted garlic would be an issue. Well, it wasn't. The garlic MAKES this sandwich! I did add t...

This was super easy, and the garlic paste made me swoon. I used pesto instead of basil since I didn't have any basil. I thought the rosemary was a bit over powering for my tastes (I wanted to ta...

I thought this was absolutely delicious! Oh man what the roasted garlic does for this sandwich is amazing!! Wouldn't change a thing!!

Pretty good. I don't have garlic I can roast, so I just spread minced garlic with the butter and then toasted. It worked fine, and I'm not of the opinion that garlic isn't good with this sandw...

A wonderful end-of-summer combination of ingredients and textures. The best tomatoes of the year and (in our version) freshly-made basil pesto. Toasted ciabatta really is the perfect choice fo...

I admit I didn’t bother to roast the garlic first. I simply minced the garlic, added it to the butter to spread on the bread. It was excellent. We thought this was an easy and tasty sandwich,...