Tomato & Smoked Mozzarella Sandwiches (RECIPE)

December 6, 2019

Tomato & Smoked Mozzarella Sandwiches (Recipe)


✅ 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, (not oil-packed)

✅ 1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled

✅ ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

✅ 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

✅ 1 tablespoon lemon juice

✅ ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper

✅ ¼ cup chopped olives

✅ 8 slices sourdough bread, preferably whole-grain

✅ 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, preferably smoked, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

✅ Freshly ground pepper, to taste

✅ 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced

✅ 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

✅ 1 cup fresh basil leaves


1️⃣ Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let plump for 10 minutes.

2️⃣ On a cutting board, mash the garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt with the side of a knife until it's a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in 1 tablespoon oil, the lemon juice and crushed red pepper.

3️⃣ Drain the tomatoes and finely chop. Add to the bowl with the dressing, along with the olives; mix well.

4️⃣ Spread the tomato mixture on half the bread. Layer on cheese slices, some pepper, then the tomato slices; season with salt and vinegar. Top with several basil leaves. Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over the remaining bread slices and set them on the sandwiches.


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