Photo: Annabelle Breakey
YieldsServes 4
Time: 25 minutes. All the ingredients of the classic summer salad go into these terrific grilled sandwiches.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). Combine 1 tbsp. oil and the garlic and brush onto 1 side of bread.

Step 2
2

Lay bread oiled side down on grill and cook until slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Turn bread over, lay tomato slices on bread to fit, overlapping if needed, then lay cheese slices over tomatoes. Cover grill and cook until cheese starts to melt, about 4 minutes.

Step 3
3

Transfer sandwiches to a platter. Put 2 basil leaves over each sandwich and drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and the vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
 8 slices (about 1/2 in. thick) crusty Italian bread
 3 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced
 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
 16 medium basil leaves
 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  Sea salt
  freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1
1

Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). Combine 1 tbsp. oil and the garlic and brush onto 1 side of bread.

Step 2
2

Lay bread oiled side down on grill and cook until slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Turn bread over, lay tomato slices on bread to fit, overlapping if needed, then lay cheese slices over tomatoes. Cover grill and cook until cheese starts to melt, about 4 minutes.

Step 3
3

Transfer sandwiches to a platter. Put 2 basil leaves over each sandwich and drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and the vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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