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Simple Caprese Sandwich

Today the weather was spring-like, so I decided it was a good day to do some deep cleaning. It has been really cold here lately, so since it was sunny and (not really) warm,  I had all of the windows open. I was singing cheerfully and in a great mood. I’m just so excited that springtime will be upon us in just a few weeks. 

Anyway . . . all of that hard work made me hungry; and keeping with the faux-spring theme of the day, I decided that my lunch must also be in line with sunshine and warm weather dreams. Clearly, there’s nothing more sunshiny than tomatoes and basil, which I happened to have in the fridge, along with mozzarella and frozen baguettes. In under 15 minutes (including baking the bread), I had such a smile-inducing meal right in front of me. There’s nothing at all fancy about a caprese sandwich, but there is something mighty special about it anyway. 

Ingredients:

2 demi baguettes

2 roma tomatoes, sliced

Handful of basil leaves

6 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced

1 Tbsp. olive oil

4 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Slice the baguettes lengthwise. Drizzle olive oil on the inside of the bottom piece of bread and balsamic vinegar on the inside of the top piece. Place mozzarella on top of the oil, followed by the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper generously. Place the basil leaves on top of the tomatoes. Close the sandwich and enjoy!

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