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.

17 Ratings
Directions for: Open-Faced Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil 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.

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