Caprese Caprese!

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One of my favorite antipasti is the Insalate Caprese, or as some call it the Insalata Tricolore, because this dish has the same colors as the Italian flag. But what I love even more is a Caprese Sandwich. It’s super easy to make and it’s sooo tasty!
            Last week I tried a caprese at Homemade (a very nice and healthy lunchroom at the Singel 447), made of mozzarella di buffalo, fresh pomodori tomatos and homemade basil pesto. It was a great sandwich, but to be honest, I prefer the ones I make myself. So, to share my love, I’ll share my recipe with you
            I have one quick and easy recipe, where I just toast my bread and brush some olive oil on it. Then I put a few slices of tomato and a few slices of mozzarella cheese on top of it and add a few basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle just a little bit of balsamic vinegar over it.
            As a variation, I sometimes put my sandwich back in the oven and wait for the cheese to melt (which takes about 1 or 2 minutes).
            Another variant is making some garlic bread first. Slice, for instance, a ciabatta in two halves and rub both top sides with olive oil and pressed garlic. Put them under the grill. (warning: keep your eye on it, because they can get burned very quickly). After making the garlic bread, but the rest of the ingredients on top of it.
            When I have a little bit more time to spent on preparing myself a fine lunch, I also fry a few slices of eggplant and zucchini. Just make thin slices and rub both sided with olive oil, salt, pepper and some dried basil or rosemary and bake both sides a few minutes) and put these inside my sandwich.
            Some other ingredients that make your sandwich taste even better are: (homemade) pesto, sliced parmigiano, olives, fried pepper, a few slices of pancetta or salami or some rocket. Hmm 
(Yes, that's mine! Couldn't help it, while writing this post I was almost drooling over my laptop ha-ha)

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