|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||66%|
|Total Carbohydrate 71g||26%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||26%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 39mg||193%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The caprese sandwich is a classic Italian vegetarian sub that is packed full of flavor while also being super easy to make. Made with thick slices of fresh mozzarella, sweet Italian tomatoes, rich extra-virgin olive oil, tangy balsamic glaze, and herbaceous basil, it's no surprise that this sandwich's fame has made it to the United States.
Since a caprese sandwich only has a few main ingredients, use the best quality you can find. Look for buffalo mozzarella, high-quality Italian olive oil and balsamic glaze, vine-ripened, juicy tomatoes, and a fresh, crusty roll. It makes a great meal on the go.
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"Anything with the word 'caprese' in the recipe is going to be a home run. Tomatoes, cheese, and fresh basil are, as always, the perfect combination. This is a great dish for a vegetarian, or you can always add grilled chicken or shrimp for some extra protein. This recipe is classic Italian at its best!" —Tracy Wilk
1 Italian sub roll
1/2 tablespoon Italian extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon balsamic glaze
5 fresh basil leaves
2 Campari tomatoes, thickly sliced
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 thick slices fresh mozzarella (buffalo, if possible)
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Using a serrated knife, slice an Italian sub roll in half lengthwise.
Drizzle the inside with Italian extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Add basil and tomato to one side and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Top with fresh mozzarella and close sandwich.
Eat now or wrap tightly to enjoy later.
How to Store
- If you are preparing your caprese sandwich to enjoy on the go, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap after assembling. Keep chilled until serving time.
- If you're concerned about soggy bread, consider assembling just before eating, since some moisture from the cheese and tomato will seep into the bread as it sits.
- If you get this sandwich in Italy, it is most likely made with buffalo mozzarella. Although regular mozzarella still works wonders on this sandwich, the buffalo milk gives the cheese an extra burst of flavor.
- Don't have balsamic glaze on hand? You can either order some glaze or use regular balsamic vinegar or make some yourself by adding 1/2 a cup of balsamic vinegar with 1/4 cup apple juice and boiling it down until it reduces into a thick syrup.
What Does Caprese Mean?
Caprese is the name for an Italian salad consisting of mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, and basil. It is often dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Because of its ingredients, it is most commonly served in the summertime, often as a first course or side dish.