1 teaspoon minced garlic
8 slices crusty Italian bread
3 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced
16 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat grill to medium heat (about 350 degrees). Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil with garlic and brush onto one side of each bread slice. Lay bread, oiled side down, on grill and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Turn bread over and lay tomatoes, then cheese slices on top. Cover grill and cook until cheese starts to melt, 3-4 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a platter and top with fresh basil. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
This is such and easy, delicious take on the classic Caprese salad. These sandwiches make for a great lunch or light dinner. Just watch your bread carefully on the grill so it doesn't burn.
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Adapted from Sunset Magazine's Best Recipes 2010 issue.