Open-Faced Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Sandwich
- prep time15 min
- total time 15 min
- serves 10 - 12
If you're in need of a quick lunch or dinner, Ina's got your solution in this open-faced sandwich.
8 medium tomatoes
3 (16-oz) balls fresh mozzarella
4 loaves ciabatta, sliced in 1/2 lengthwise
1 cup prepared pesto
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
32 basil leaves
1. Core the tomatoes and slice each tomato and each ball of mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick slices.
2. Place the sliced ciabatta loaves on a work surface, and spread each half evenly with 1/8 cup pesto. Place 4 slices of tomato and 3 slices mozzarella side by side on the top of each half loaf and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place 4 basil leaves on top of each sandwich.
3. Slice each half loaf crosswise into 4 serving portions, making sure that each piece has a slice of tomato, mozzarella and a basil leaf.