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Caprese Sandwich

Caprese Sandwich

Some days, turning the oven or stovetop on is just too much–especially on hot summer days. Enter delicious, nutritious options like this Caprese Sandwich! Sandwiches are truly build-your-own meals, as it is extremely easy to leave out one ingredient or add another.

As is, this sandwich includes protein, dairy, vegetable and a grain! That’s a super healthy combo.

This recipe comes to us from FDP’s own Chef Robin.

Ingredients

  • Good French bread
  • Pesto, either homemade or from a jar
  • Ripe tomato, sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Fresh basil, stems removed
  • Proscuitto or good sliced ham

Vegetarian Ingredients

  • Good French bread
  • Pesto, either homemade or from a jar
  • Ripe tomato, sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Fresh basil, stems removed
  • Black or Kalamata olives
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Instructions

  1. Cut the bread into four or five inch lengths, then slice each piece horizontally.
  2. Spread about a tablespoon of pesto on one side of the bread.
  3. Layer as follows: tomato, mozzarella, a whole leaf or two of basil and proscuitto.
  4. Top with the other half of the bread, and serve.

Vegetarian Instructions

  1. Cut the bread into four or five inch lengths, then slice each piece horizontally.
  2. Spread about a tablespoon of pesto on one side of the bread.
  3. Layer as follows: tomato, mozzarella, a whole leaf or two of basil, and olives.
  4. Top with the other half of the bread, and serve.

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