Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwich- A super simple but incredibly amazing tasting sandwich!
My husband loves when I make him amazing food so for a couple weeks I thought a lot about what to make him for Valentine’s dinner this year. He loves Italian anything. I came across a lot of great recipes but since I’m 9 months pregnant I decided to make these sandwiches because they are so simple and quick to make but I knew the flavor would be outstanding!
I adapted this recipe from the one and only Pioneer Woman! You can’t go wrong using one of her recipes.
It’s seriously so crazy how quick this dinner came together. First I brushed the ciabatta rolls with olive olive oil, lightly toasted it, then spread pesto on top, and put a sliced tomato and sliced fresh mozzarella on the bottom. Served it with a salad and that was it! It probably took a total of 5 minutes.
We ended up adding more mozzarella and a balsamic glaze (which I highly recommend!) We bought that at Trader Joe’s but this recipe looks great if you want to make it.
So after these sandwiches came together so quickly when I took my first bite I just couldn’t believe how amazing it tasted! It was like I had spent hours making it for how good it was! And the best part was my husband was in heaven too! You know it’s good when he keeps saying, “Mmm!”
After dinner we enjoyed another one of my Valentine’s surprises for him, Roasted Strawberry and Buttermilk Ice Cream. It was the perfect dinner and dessert for Valentine’s and just might become our new tradition!
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- 4 Ciabatta Rolls
- Olive Oil
- Optional: Garlic, chopped
- 1 whole large tomato, sliced thick
- 4 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella, thickly sliced
- Optional: Balsamic Glaze
- Cut the ciabatta rolls in half, and brush with olive oil. Add some chopped garlic if desired. Lightly toast on a pan on the stove-top over medium heat. Once all the bread is lightly toasted, spread pesto on the top piece of bread. Lay tomato slices on the bottom piece of bread (optional, lightly salt and pepper it) and top with the fresh mozzarella slices. If desired, drizzle on a balsamic glaze. Top with the other ciabatta half and enjoy!
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman