Perfect Summer Sandwich (Tomato, Basil, Cheese)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by newmama

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!

Top Review by Witchone

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Slice the ciabatta to make a sandwich.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on each of the 4 slices and sprinkle with garlic (or rub with a fresh sliced clove for a milder flavor)
  4. Top with tomato slices, salt and pepper generously (drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar if you like).
  5. Put mozzarella slices on top of the tomato slices and top those with fresh basil leaves.
  6. Put the top pieces of ciabatta on and bake for about 5 minutes, just until the cheese melts.
  7. Slice in half and eat!

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