Here’s one for you. It’s a five ingredient sandwich that’s out of this world. I made two of these things last night and they were just perfect. They were also quite filling, which surprised me. If you know me, you know that I like to eat until I’m full, so this matters a lot. Otherwise, this is a great sandwich that you can prepare in no time flat.
This sandwich takes about five minutes to prepare. It’s basically bread, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil leaves. Of course, there are the incidentals, such as salt, pepper and olive oil, but we all pretty much have those things on hand.
What I really noticed about this sandwich was the marinara sauce. I like the idea of using that with mozzarella because it reminded me of those cheese sticks that you dip in the tomato sauce. I have no idea what they are called, but I’ve eaten them and I liked them. I also like the idea of the tomatoes and the basil, because those two just go together. So really, I enjoyed the entire thing. This is definitely a summertime sandwich that should be enjoyed as the garden begins to bear some fruit. That fruit would be the tomato. The basil will be ready long before the tomatoes are, but that’s fine.
Makes: 2 Sandwiches
6 Tablespoons Marinara Sauce
4 Slices Multi-Grain Bread
2 Ounces Mozzarella Cheese
1 Large Tomato, Sliced into 6 Slices
6 Large Basil Leaves
Ground Black Pepper
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
I’d like to thank MyRecipes for this recipe. I came across this one online and knew I had to make it. It turned out wonderfully, so thank you again.
Assemble the Sandwich
Place two pieces of bread down on your counter top. Then, add three tablespoons of marinara to each. After that, divide the mozzarella cheese between each (I used big slabs of cheese) and then do the same with the tomato slices. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the tomatoes and then sprinkle some pepper over them as well. Finally, top each sandwich with basil leaves and then add the other two pieces of bread over that. You should have two completed sandwiches.
Melt the Cheese
Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of oil to the skillet and when it’s to temperature, add both sandwiches to the pan. Let the sandwiches cook for just a few minutes and be sure to swirl the oil around as well. Be sure not to burn the bread, so peek underneath every so often.
Drizzle some more oil over the bread on top of the sandwich. When it’s time, carefully flip the sandwiches over and allow them to cook for a few more minutes, until those pieces of bread are nicely browned. When finished, turn off the heat and remove the sandwiches from the pan. Slice them in half and enjoy.
The Final Margherita Sandwiches
This was an easy one. We’re actually going to eat these again tonight, since we still have all the ingredients on hand. I could probably eat these every night for the rest of my life. If you decide to give this recipe a try, please let me know how things turned out in the comment section down below. Thanks for reading!