I love a good caprese salad, and since grilling season is here, I figured I’d combine all the flavors of caprese salad with a seasoned grilled steak and serve it up sandwich style. And that’s how these Caprese Steak Sandwiches were born.
What’s not to love about steak and big, juicy tomatoes? And of course, all that melted mozzarella cheese.
This recipe is pretty versatile, so use your favorite cut of steak and season it up however you like. These are great with chicken as well. Store bought pesto is fine, but if you have fresh basil handy, feel free to make your own.
The fresh mozzarella is a must though. In my opinion, it just would be caprese without it!
This is the perfect summer meal, especially when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. I can’t wait to make these sandwiches again with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden.
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Caprese Steak Sandwiches
Seasoned grilled steak, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella served on crusty bread.
- 4 large crusty rolls
- 1.5 - 2 pounds New York strip or sirloin steaks
- Salt, pepper and steak seasoning, to taste
- 4 tablespoons basil pesto
- 1-2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
- Slice rolls lengthwise and set aside. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
- Season steaks with salt, pepper and steak seasoning.
- Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, or until meat reaches desired doneness. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing into thin strips.
- Spread pesto over bottom of rolls. Top with sliced meat. Top meat with a few slices of tomato then sprinkle with fresh basil. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
- Preheat broiler. Place a few slices of mozzarella on the top half of each bun. Place the top buns under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Place the top buns on the sandwiches and enjoy!
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