Caprese Ciabatta

You may be familiar with Caprese salad – a classic Italian salad of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella (I said this before – when I say mozzarella, I mean real fresh mozzarella, not the white piece of plastic you find next to the cheddar in the grocery store – it may be sold as boccocini or buffalo mozzarella in the deli aisle) with basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This is basically that salad, stuffed into a ciabatta. Enjoy!

photoNo, seriously, here’s the recipe, for 2 people:

  • 1 ciabatta bread – make deep cuts every 1/4 inch or so, but don’t cut all the way through
  • 1 ripe tomato, in slices
  • 1 ball (can’t think of a better word) of mozzarella, in slices
  • fresh basil
  • 2 table spoons balsamic vinegar


Add either a slices of tomato or a slice of mozzarella with a leaf of basil into each of the cuts of the bread. Drip balsamic over top, wrap in tin foil and grill for 10 minutes or until mozzarella is melted.

This could be served as an appetizer or a side – it was a late dinner for us after lots of snacking all day (did I mention hanging out at pools and on boats?), so this was a full meal for us. Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Caprese Ciabatta

  1. Liebe Norma das muss ich auch mal probieren, das mit dem Grill find ich originell! Herzliche Grüsse Viktor

    Dr. med. Viktor Meyer Praxis 0041(0)44 260 54 54 Neumünsterstrasse 30 8008 Zürich Privat 0041(0)44 941 70 55 Schwerzistrasse 11 8606 Nänikon Ab iPad


  2. Liebi Norma ich has geschrer gmacht und isch super xi! Aber somwuer gschnitte het sichs boge und ich umgheit- ich würs nächscht mol zwe Längsschnitt mache-oder grad schibe schnide, je eis tomateschibli drug, denn mozarella und basilikum- git en art minipizza, au fein…. Herzliche Grüsse Viktor

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