Open-Face Caprese Sandwich Recipe


An open-face Caprese sandwich is a savory vegetarian recipe for any time of year!

Caprese is a salad (sans lettuce) made with mozzarella, tomato and basil, usually drizzled or marinated in balsamic vinegar. I love all those things, any which way you serve it up, but usually fresh and cold in the summer. I have even seen Caprese pizza offered at restaurants.

Earlier this year when I was on a healthy kick (long since abandoned), I made an absolutely heavenly, vegetarian and low calorie lunch for myself. It was an open-face Caprese sandwich made on an English muffin.

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins!

I keep English muffins in the fridge almost regularly. When one of us eats the last one, on to the grocery list it goes! I had the chance to try Bays English Muffins (found in the refrigerated section) and loved that they’re a little larger than other brands, and conveniently pre-cut.

Bays English Muffins

You can top English muffins with quite literally any food toppings!

  • Sweet toppings: hazelnut spread, peanut butter, bananas and strawberries.
  • Savory toppings: scrambled eggs & sausage, avocado & Parmesan, and now my new favorite … Caprese!

Open-Face Caprese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches (4 halves):

  • 2 English muffins
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Roma or plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • fresh mozzarella (I used 2 mozzarella balls per half muffin)
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves, minced
  • balsamic glaze (or balsamic vinegar)

Directions:

Heat oven broiler on low setting and move rack to top position. Place English muffin halves onto a baking sheet face up, and use a pastry brush to brush olive oil over cut side.

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins!

Lay 2-3 slices of tomato over each muffin half to cover. Cut mozzarella balls in half, and place four halves over tomatoes.

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins!

Sprinkle minced basil leaves over English muffins. Drizzle with Balsamic glaze.

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins!

Broil for 2 minutes (low broil setting) or until sandwiches edges are a little crispy and cheese has softened.

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins!

Can’t wait to hear from you if you decide to try it!

This is a sponsored blog post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Bays English Muffins to review this product. See my disclosure policy here.

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins!

Open-Face Caprese Sandwich Recipe

If you love caprese salad, you must try this open-face Caprese Sandwich, a vegetarian recipe using English muffins and fresh mozzarella!

Author Ann-Marie Rohe / Chaos Is Bliss

Ingredients

  • 2
    English muffins
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil.
  • 2
    Roma or plum tomatoes
    sliced 1/4″ thick
  • fresh mozzarella
    I used 2 mozzarella balls per half muffin
  • 8
    large fresh basil leaves
    minced
  • Balsamic glaze
    or balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven broiler on low setting and move rack to top position.

  2. Place English muffin halves onto a baking sheet face up, and use a pastry brush to brush olive oil over cut side.

  3. Lay 2-3 slices of tomato over each muffin half to cover. Cut mozzarella balls in half, and place four halves over tomatoes.

  4. Sprinkle minced basil leaves over English muffins. Drizzle with Balsamic glaze.

  5. Broil for 2 minutes (low broil setting) or until sandwiches edges are a little crispy and cheese has softened.

 

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