Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
This sandwich screams summer to me. I made it after going to the farmer's market and getting lots of fresh ingredients, including wonderful herbed ciabatta bread. If you don't like garlic much, just rub a clove on there (sliced to get the flavor. This is also delicious cold, or with a drizzle or balsamic vinegar on the tomato. For a slightly different (equally tasty, if you ask me) option, use havarti slices instead of mozzarella. Enjoy!
- 2 ciabatta rolls (if you can find herbed GET IT!)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 -2 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tomatoes, sliced
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- fresh basil
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Slice the ciabatta to make a sandwich.
- Drizzle olive oil on each of the 4 slices and sprinkle with garlic (or rub with a fresh sliced clove for a milder flavor)
- Top with tomato slices, salt and pepper generously (drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar if you like).
- Put mozzarella slices on top of the tomato slices and top those with fresh basil leaves.
- Put the top pieces of ciabatta on and bake for about 5 minutes, just until the cheese melts.
- Slice in half and eat!
I've made sandwiches just like this and they are delicious. A variation to this recipe is to marinade the fresh mozzarella cheese in balsamic vinegar for a day (or at least a few hours). Add a good quality prosciutto to the sandwich and drizzle a little olive oil over the tomatoes. Follow the recipe for everything else. This is to die for.