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Easy Caprese Picnic Sandwiches

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Easy Caprese Picnic Sandwiches
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Your favorite summer salad just became your new go-to sandwich for picnic dates and lazy nights when you don’t want to cook. If there’s a better use for fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, we don’t know what it is.
Updated May 7, 2019

Ingredients

  • 4 large (3 oz each) ciabatta rolls, cut in half horizontally
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon refrigerated basil pesto
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 8 slices)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 8 slices)
  • 12 large leaves fresh basil (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Steps

  • 1
    Place roll halves on work surface, cut sides up. Tear bread from top halves, leaving about a 1/2-inch shell. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and pesto. Spread mixture on cut sides of roll halves.
  • 2
    On roll bottoms, layer spinach, cheese, tomatoes and basil. Drizzle vinegar over basil, and replace roll tops. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 2
    These sandwiches can be made ahead, tightly wrapped and stored up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • tip 3
    The torn-out bread can be turned into bread crumbs. Tear into small pieces, and mix with 1 teaspoon oil in small bowl; spread on cookie sheet. Toast in 350°F oven 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Cool, and store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information

510 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 74g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
25%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
2g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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