How to make Open Caprese Sandwich -

Italian open sandwich made with focaccia bread, pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Focaccia (फोकाचीया ब्रेड), Pesto sauce (पेस्तो सॉस)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Open Caprese Sandwich

Open Caprese Sandwich Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Open Caprese Sandwich Recipe

  • Focaccia bread slices 4

  • Pesto sauce For topping

  • Tomatoes sliced 2 medium

  • Mozzarella cheese sliced 150 grams

  • Fresh basil leaves as required

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Balsamic vinegar to sprinkle


Step 1

Toast bread slices on a non-stick pan, turning sides till golden on both sides.Transfer onto the worktop.

Step 2

Spread some pesto on the toasted bread slices. Place some tomato slices and mozzarella slices alternatively. Put few basil leaves and sprinkle some crushed peppercorns and salt on top.

Step 3

Place these sandwiches on a serving platter, drizzle some balsamic reduction on top and serve immediately.

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