Meet my favorite sandwich, the Caprese Sandwich. It tastes so fresh and delicious and is made in minutes. We first started eating these when we lived in Germany.  My neighbor packed us lunches for the park one day and I was hooked.

Caprese Sandwich

So when your garden produces loads of tomatoes and basil…… make a caprese sandwich.

tomatoes and basil

How to make a Caprese Sandwich

All you need is fresh mozzarella,basil, ciabatta bread and pesto –the secret ingredient that puts this caprese sandwich ahead of all the others! This sandwich is also fantastic grilled.  We place ours in a panini grill for a few minutes to make a toasted sandwich with gooey cheese. If you don’t have a panini grill you can easily toast in a skillet.  I like to flatten the sandwich so I place another smaller skillet on top or a brick wrapped in aluminum foil.

This sandwich is also great made with a French baguette. It is also really good with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar!

Caprese Sandwich ingredients


Caprese Sandwich


  • tomato, sliced
  • a couple fresh basil leaves
  • fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pesto more or less to taste


  • Slice the bread and generously spread pesto on each side. Stack bread with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil leaves. Salt and pepper if you like.


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Course: Main Course


caprese sandwich recipe

For another great sandwich recipe try one of these delicious chicken wraps! So many great recipes to try.


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  1. This is also great with goats cheese instead of the mozzarella. You’ve made me hungry!

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