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Caprese Melts

Makes 3 sandwiches

Total Time
15 mins

When their parents were away for the weekend, 19-year-old Dominique Ng and her sisters Madeline, 16, and Gabby, 12, survived nicely on these easy toasted sandwiches.

Caprese Melts

James Carrier
 6 slices buttermilk or sourdough sandwich bread
  About 1 tablespoon olive oil
 15 fresh basil leaves, rinsed
 2 firm-ripe tomatoes (about 8 oz. total), sliced 1/4 inch thick
 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  Salt and pepper
Step 1

Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil. Place 3 slices, oil side down, on a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet and layer evenly with basil leaves, tomato slices, and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and top with remaining bread slices, oil side up.

Step 2

Broil sandwiches 6 inches from heat, turning once, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes total. Serve immediately.

Step 3

Nutritional analysis per sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 314Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 6.9g35%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 465mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%

Dietary Fiber 2.5g10%
Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.