Caprese Sandwich


This caprese sandwich is fresh from the basil and hearty from thick, crusty ciabatta. The sun-dried tomatoes deepen the flavor. Topping the bread with a layer of basil leaves and using toasted bread helps to keep the sandwich from getting soggy if you need to make it a few hours ahead.

Caprese Sandwich
Photo: Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 slices ciabatta, toasted

  • ¼ cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves

  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 2 slices tomato

  • 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze


  1. Top 1 ciabatta slice with half of the basil leaves; top with mozzarella, tomato and sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with the remaining basil leaves and ciabatta slice. Cut in half diagonally and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
16g Fat
42g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Vitamin A 1638IU 33%
Vitamin C 19mg 21%
Folate 19mcg 5%
Vitamin K 50mcg 42%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Calcium 229mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 307mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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