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broiled tomato sandwich

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This Broiled Tomato Sandwich combines fresh garden tomatoes on Italian bread brushed with olive oil and herbs, then layered with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan, broiled to perfection and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. The end result is a true tomato lovers taste sensation bursting with fresh garden tomatoes, the perfect blend of dried and fresh herbs, stretchy mozzarella cheese, and a sweet tangy balsamic vinegar glaze. If your family is anything like mine than fresh garden tomatoes are a real hot commodity.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For broiled tomato sandwich

  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 6 slice
    italian bread
  • 1 1/4 c
    shredded mozzarella
  • 3-4 md
    heirloom tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan
  • fresh basil
  • fresh italian parsley

How To Make broiled tomato sandwich

  • 1
    Combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Bring to a low boil and then simmer for 8-10 minutes or until it is reduced by half. The glaze should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile in a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried marjoram, and ground thyme. Lay the bread slices over a large baking sheet and brush the top with the olive oil mixture. Toast under the broiler until lightly browned. Stay close by and monitor as broilers work very quickly.
  • 3
    Sprinkle about 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella evenly over the six slices. Add the tomatoes and brush the tomatoes with any remaining olive oil mixture. Top with the remaining shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes checking every minute and rotating the baking sheet for even cooking. Broil until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  • 4
    Drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Top with fresh basil and parsley. For best results serve promptly.