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delicious grilled caprese sandwich

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

If you're looking for an alternative to that boring, everyday sandwich, this delicious grilled caprese sandwich is your answer! Close your eyes, take a bite, and you may just think you've gone to Italy. I think you'll love the combination melted mozzarella on grilled garlic bread with slices of vine ripened tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and delicious, briny kalamata olives. Delicioso!

(2 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Sandwich Press

Ingredients For delicious grilled caprese sandwich

  • 1/2 md
    fresh tomato, homegrown vine-ripened preferrably
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 large pinch
    garlic powder
  • 2 slice
    italian bread or sourdough
  • 1 small pinch
    sea salt or maldon salt
  • 3 to 4
    fresh basil leaves
  • 2 to 3 oz
    whole milk mozzarella cheese slices
  • 3 or 4
    kalamata olives, pitted & halved

How To Make delicious grilled caprese sandwich

  • 1
    NOTE: Cook time is only 2 to 3 minutes. Use good quality, whole milk mozzarella and homegrown tomatoes for best results.
  • 2
    Gather and prep all ingredients.
  • 3
    Slice tomatoes and place on a double or triple layer of paper towels; cover slices with another double layer of paper towels; press lightly to soak up excess juice; set aside.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together butter and garlic powder; set aside.
  • 5
    Preheat panini press, George Foreman grill, grill pan or skillet on medium high heat.
  • 6
    Evenly lay 1/2 of the sliced cheese on one slice of bread.
  • 7
    Lay basil leaves over cheese; lay tomato slices on top of basil; sprinkle salt over tomatoes.
  • 8
    Place kalamata olive halves over tomatoes; layer with remaining cheese.
  • 9
    Spread 1/2 of the garlic butter on one side of remaining slice of bread; place, butter side up, on top of cheese.
  • 10
    Now comes the kind of tricky part. Place the sandwich, buttered side down, on preheated grilling surface (I use a George Foreman grill.) Quickly spread top slice with remaining garlic butter, close lid and press.
  • 11
    Grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is melting and bread is nicely browned.
  • 12
    Serve immediately or while warm.