Grilled caprese salad sandwich.
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Grilled Caprese Salad Sandwich

Course Open faced sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Joe, inspired by Bon Appetit

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette , sliced lengthwise and halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp basil pesto , (I used Cost-co, Kirkland brand)
  • 1 red onion , 1/4" sliced
  • 3 or 4 medium tomatoes , 3/8" sliced
  • 8 oz . fresh mozzarella
  • black pepper
  • fresh basil
  • fresh Italian parsley
  • balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Start your grill (gas or charcoal)
  • Mix mayonnaise and pesto in a small bowl and refrigerate until used
  • Brush tomato and onion slices with olive oil, and season with black pepper
  • Place on hot grill until charred, 1 to 3 minutes
  • Turn and season with additional pepper and char the second side
  • Place the charred veggies on a plate
  • Lightly brush some olive oil on the baguette, then place on the grill.
  • Get a good toast on the bread, 30 to 45 seconds depending on the heat of the grill. Carefully hold the bread down if necessary to get an even toast,then remove from the grill.
  • Spread the cut surface of the toasted baguette with the mayo/pesto sauce.
  • Assemble the sandwich with torn mozzarella pieces, grilled tomato and grilled onion.
  • Top with torn fresh basil and flat-leaf parsley
  • Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar