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Easy Caprese Picnic Sandwiches

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 8

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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

  • These sandwiches can be made ahead, tightly wrapped and stored up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
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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