I went to the store and Heirloom Tomatoes were on sale, is there anything better than a juicy tomato on a hot summer day? These are easy and fast, make them for lunch or a snack or make on a sliced baguette for a great appetizer.
Congratulations to Jules P. for having the best name for this dish. I put it out on my personal and Lose Weight by Eating facebook pages to name this dish, my favorites were the Italian Sandwich -Sunny Side Up, Caprese to Go and Caprese Bruschetta but somehow Caprese Sandwich Melt said all I wanted to say.
Makes 1 Serving-
1 slice Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
1 Heirloom Tomato sliced, or any tomato you prefer
1 tbsp Part Skim Mozzarella, yes you can use a stick of string cheese
Large Handful Basil ripped into small bites
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil- the good tasty stuff
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Turn on your broiler to 500 and let it heat up while you assemble the sandwich. First toast the bread (in your toaster or in the oven) then top with basil, tomato slices, more basil, cheese and pop in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts and bubbles up about 2-5 minutes. Remove from oven to a plate, top with more basil, oil and vinegar salt and pepper and serve. The tomatoes can make it soggy so chow down now, won’t hold for later.
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