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Open-Faced Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Sandwich

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

8 medium tomatoes

3 (16-ounce) 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

Directions

  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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