Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Sandwich

Bonus Recipe

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Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

  • About

The now-ubiquitous insalata caprese—tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, from Capri—can be made as an open-face grilled sandwich. When summer tomatoes are at their peak, this is one of the best things imaginable—sometimes I call it dinner.


  • 2 tomatoes, cored, sliced, and prepared as for The Best Ripe Tomato Salad (recipe above)
  • 1 length (6 inches) Italian


  1. Prepare the tomatoes as for the salad.
  2. In a broiler or toaster oven, toast the cut surfaces of the bread until only very lightly toasted. Place the bread on a baking sheet (if using the broiler) or on a sheet of foil (if using a toaster oven). Overlap slices of tomato and mozzarella on each piece of bread; tuck 2 or 3 basil leaves into the slices on each sandwi