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.
2tomatoes, cored, sliced, and prepared as for The Best Ripe Tomato Salad (recipe above)
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