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Caprese sandwich

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

5 minutes

Yield

2 sandwich

This unique twist to a caprese salad that you'll love. This caprese sandwich combines everything you love about the Italian salad but adds the sweetness and crunch of apples.

If you’re looking for the perfect sandwich for spring or fall, look no further. This caprese sandwich has an extra special ingredient – apples! It’s refreshing, it’s sweet, it’s savory, and you’re going to love this to pack in a picnic or to make for a quick lunch.

Caprese sandwich

Why you’ll love this caprese sandwich:

  • Quick: Whip up this easy caprese sandwich in only 15-minutes
  • Sweet & Savory: The perfect combination of sweet (from the apples), and savory from the cheese and other ingredients
  • Versatile: Add any additional veggies onto this sandwich to really make it your own

Ingredient Notes:

Apples: My go-to apple is definitely Cosmic Crisp® apples. These are a cross between a Honeycrisp and Enterprise apple and they have the best consistency, crunch, sweetness, and long shelf life. They really hold their shape and are great for adding into recipes like this caprese sandwich.

Balsamic Glaze: Balsamic glaze is thicker and sweeter than your traditional balsamic vinegar. You can find it in your vinegar aisle at the grocery store or you can make your own if you’re feeling ambitious.

Caprese sandwich

How to make a caprese sandwich:

  1. Drizzle olive oil or spread butter on each piece of ciabatta bread. On medium heat in a large frying pan, toast the 4 slices of bread until golden. Remove the bread from the heat and rub each slice with the garlic clove half to impart some garlic flavor. Set aside.
  2. To make one sandwich, layer 4-5 apple slices on the bottom layer of the bread, followed by 3-4 tomato slices with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Then, layer 2-3 mozzarella slices and drizzle the balsamic glaze over the cheese. Finally, finish by adding a handful of basil and top with a final piece of ciabatta bread. Repeat to make the second sandwich.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What is a caprese sandwich made of? Traditionally caprese is a salad made from fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, with a drizzle of olive oil and sometimes balsamic. A sandwich just takes this traditional salad and puts it between 2 pieces of bread.

What country is a caprese sandwich from? Inspired by the famous Italian sandwich. It’s even the same colors as the Italian flag!

What does the Italian term caprese mean? It refers to the salad of mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and olive oil. Sometimes combined with arugula and balsamic as well.

What is the best side for a caprese sandwich? Pair this sandwich with chips, french fries, veggies and hummus, or fruit.

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Apple Caprese Sandwich

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This unique twist to a caprese salad that you'll love. This caprese sandwich combines everything you love about the Italian salad but adds the sweetness and crunch of apples.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Italian-Inspired
Servings 2 sandwich
Calories 653 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices ciabatta bread
  • olive oil or butter
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 Cosmic Crisp® Apple, sliced thin, about 4-5 slices per sandwich
  • 6-8 tomato slices, about 3-4 slices per sandwich
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-6 slices mozzarella cheese, about 2-3 slices per sandwich
  • balsamic glaze to drizzle
  • 2 handfuls fresh basil
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Instructions
 

  • Drizzle olive oil or spread butter on each piece of ciabatta bread. On medium heat in a large frying pan, toast the 4 slices of bread until golden. Remove the bread from the heat and rub each slice with a garlic clove half to impart some garlic flavour. Set aside.
  • To make one sandwich, layer 4-5 apple slices on the bottom layer of the bread, followed by 3-4 tomato slices with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Then, layer 2-3 mozzarella slices and drizzle the balsamic glaze over the cheese. Finally, finish by adding a handful of basil and top with a final piece of ciabatta bread. Repeat to make the second sandwich.

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Notes

  • This sandwich is delicious on ciabatta bread BUT can be made with any bread that suits your tastes including gluten-free bread!
  • Same goes for the cheese; if you need to use dairy-free cheese go right ahead.

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 93.8g | Protein: 34.7g | Fat: 16.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 10.2mg | Sodium: 1277.9mg | Fiber: 8.2g | Sugar: 18.6g
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