I might just be a little bit obsessed with the Caprese combination of fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil. At our house, we go through a block of fresh mozzarella at least once every two weeks. I’ve used this combo in a Spicy Caprese Salad, a Roasted Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad, and on a Caprese Pizza. And that’s just the recipes that are on this blog! See? Obsessed.
Now, I have journeyed down the Caprese sandwich road, never to return again. I am hooked. These fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil sandwiches with balsamic glaze are the perfect light and healthy vegetarian lunch. They’re sure to give you a big boost of happiness in the middle of the day!
I’m going to go ahead and say it: this is my all-time favorite vegetarian sandwich. Ever. And if you know me, you know I don’t like playing favorites with my food! Just please, don’t tell the dill egg salad I said this.
First, let me tell you a little bit about balsamic glaze.
Ohhhhhh, balsamic glaze. I saw you in the aisles of Trader Joe’s and from the moment I laid my eyes on you in the middle of choosing the perfect pasta shape, I knew ours would be a love to last a lifetime. You are tangy. You are sweet. You are thick and rich and full of flavor. You complete me (well, you at least complete this sandwich!).
Balsamic glaze is a reduced version of balsamic vinegar. It’s actually quite simple to make, but in a rare spurt of store-bought condiment aisle perusing, I went ahead and bought the Trader Joe’s version. …