Sometimes fresh, simple ingredients make the best meals. You don’t have to throw together a lot of ingredients to make an impressive main to your meal. Take this delicious sandwich for example.
Fresh bread, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil pesto create an impressive caprese sandwich. Caprese is traditionally an Italian salad made from fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes. This sandwich combines those delicious caprese ingredients with fresh bread to form a perfect sandwich.
While caprese traditionally uses fresh basil, this sandwich goes the pesto route. The pesto on this sandwich adds moisture the way a sauce does to any other sandwich. You need this pesto. You will love this sandwich with the pesto. Feel free to use your own, or take a simpler route like I did and buy it pre-made.
The combination of the fresh pesto with the broiled tomatoes and gooey cheese is phenomenal. You really can’t go wrong with this sandwich, and it goes with just about any side dish you want. I’ve tried different breads with this and haven’t found one that doesn’t work.
Servings: As many sandwiches as you want! Adjust ingredients as necessary.
- 1 loaf french bread (Italian or sourdough are also delicious)
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- 3 slices fresh ball mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 3 tbsp basil pesto (homemade or store bought)
- Preheat oven to LOW Broil setting.
- Slice loaf in half lengthwise.
- Add mozzarella cheese slices and tomato slices along the bottom of the sandwich.
- Spread the pesto on the top of the sandwich.
- Place halves on a pan and place in oven under the broiler.
- Broil until crispy and cheese is melted.
- Remove, add the top, cut in half, and enjoy.
If you have a panini press or indoor grill, you can certainly press this sandwich instead of using the broiler. I have used this method, and it was very successful!
I love fast, easy to make dishes now more than ever since we’ve added to our family. I also love customization. As a vegetarian who is married to a non-vegetarian, it is key to have meals that we can customize to our own preferences. In this case, we went vegetarian on these crispy tostadas. However, you can easily add meat to these or more veggies. This dish is truly adaptable to whatever you feel like! Not to mention it only takes about 10-15 minutes from oven to table! Continue reading
First, I want to apologize for my blog lately. I haven’t been able to post a new recipe in a while, which I feel extremely bad for. However, I have a recipe this week that I just have to share with you. This recipe will make up for the lack of activity on my blog lately, I promise. If you are looking for a delicious recipe to try, I have one for you.
I have a confession to make. I haven’t actually made a soup for Soup Sunday in a few weeks. Things have been a little hectic around here as the school year comes to a close. However, I have saved a Soup Sunday recipe from a few weeks back to share with you all. I’ve made this recipe a couple times, and each time it was delicious.
You all know how much I love easy recipes. Combine an easy recipe with something saucy, cheesy, and filling and I’m interested. Very interested. I also love classic dishes with a slight twist to them. So, I wanted to share a very classic dish, spaghetti with red sauce, but made in a slightly different way.
You may have noticed by now that I love pasta dishes. Pasta itself can be higher in calories. I definitely don’t advocate high calorie dishes on my blog. So, I like to pair pasta with lower calorie sauces. It is so easy to make low calorie sauces that are rich in flavors. This way you have a hearty pasta and a flavorful, low calorie sauce that doesn’t make you feel guilty for eating a hearty dish.
I haven’t posted a recipe from Soup Sunday in quite a while. So, it’s about that time to share another delicious and easy recipe for a soup I love. Now, I’ve posted a couple other soups that may seem similar to this one. However, I promise this soup is really different. I have made a couple tomato soups before, and both were great successes. This soup combines a wonderful tomato flavor with the interesting texture of quinoa.
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Sometimes I have to admit that I get bored with very simple recipes. I’m not saying they aren’t delicious in their own right, but occasionally I get bored and feel the need to jazz up my recipes. So, you may know I love Mexican food, in particular enchiladas. I usually order cheese enchiladas from any Mexican restaurant I go to. I also have a recipe on here for Skinny Cheese Enchiladas. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese enchiladas. But even Samuel and I agree that sometimes those get boring.