Open Faced Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches

The night after we made mozzarella I decided to do something that I LOVE and is special even though it is so simple to make. One of my favorite summer meals as a kidfresh mozzarella and tomato sandwiches was open-faced mozzarella and tomato sandwiches. When the garden was producing handfuls of tomatoes and the summer nights were just starting to get a little bit cooler, my mom would whip up a whole bunch of these amazing delights for everyone to eat. We would enjoy them out on the porch with the sun setting and the breeze blowing as we listened to the crickets and birds begin their evening song.

You know I love food, but I especially love it when it brings back childhood memories! This quick meal is perfect for those nights when you want to relax and enjoy family without having to slave in the kitchen to make a good home cooked dinner.

1 loaf crusty bread

olive oil

3-4 large ripe tomatoes

fresh mozzarella

fresh basil

Italian seasoning or salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Slice your crusty bread into thick 1/2 – 3/4 inch slices. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 inch slices. First lay on your basil leaves (putting them on first will keep them from crisping too much in the oven) and then layer the tomato slices and mozzarella on the bread. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning or the a little salt and pepper – whichever you perfer.

making the sandwiches

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the bread has crisped up and the tomatoes and mozzarella is bubbly. Serve hot.

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3 responses to “Open Faced Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches”

  1. Eliza Waters says :

    My mouth is literally watering!! 🙂

  2. Judy @ newenglandgardenandthread says :

    Your sandwiches look delicious. We have had sufficient cherry and medium sized tomatoes this year but the big slicing tomatoes have not produced. It hasn’t been my finest tomato gardening season.

    • vermontfarmheart says :

      Same here! My heirloom large zebra tomatoes are still green and are a lot smaller than other years. The plum tomatoes have done okay and so have the cherry. There always seems to be lots of cherry tomatoes! Not a great year for tomatoes, but my peppers have been fabulous!

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