delicious grilled caprese sandwich
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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!
Ingredients For delicious grilled caprese sandwich
1/2 mdfresh tomato, homegrown vine-ripened preferrably
1 Tbspbutter, softened
1 large pinchgarlic powder
2 sliceitalian bread or sourdough
1 small pinchsea salt or maldon salt
3 to 4fresh basil leaves
2 to 3 ozwhole milk mozzarella cheese slices
3 or 4kalamata olives, pitted & halved
How To Make delicious grilled caprese sandwich
1NOTE: Cook time is only 2 to 3 minutes. Use good quality, whole milk mozzarella and homegrown tomatoes for best results.
2Gather and prep all ingredients.
3Slice 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.
4In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together butter and garlic powder; set aside.
5Preheat panini press, George Foreman grill, grill pan or skillet on medium high heat.
6Evenly lay 1/2 of the sliced cheese on one slice of bread.
7Lay basil leaves over cheese; lay tomato slices on top of basil; sprinkle salt over tomatoes.
8Place kalamata olive halves over tomatoes; layer with remaining cheese.
9Spread 1/2 of the garlic butter on one side of remaining slice of bread; place, butter side up, on top of cheese.
10Now 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.
11Grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is melting and bread is nicely browned.
12Serve immediately or while warm.
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