Melted Caprese sandwich

Melted Caprese sandwich

A big Caprese sandwich with melted mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, basil pesto and fresh basil is the perfect, easy lunch for serving a crowd.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Caprese salad, Caprese sandwich, Melt sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 292kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella / fior di latte
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto


  • Pre-heat the grill of the oven.
  • Split the ciabatta in half and drizzle with olive oil. Toast under the grill until golden brown.
  • Spread the pesto onto the bottom half of the bread and top with the grated mozzarella and tomatoes. Season the tomatoes then place under the grill again until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven then top with the fresh mozzarella, basil leaves (optional) and more pesto.
  • Top with the top half of the bread, slice and serve.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 531mg | Iron: 0.2mg