Caprese Grilled Cheese

Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVIN  This Caprese Grilled Cheese takes the light, bright flavors of the salad and puts them on a chewy ciabatta bun.
Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVIN This Caprese Grilled Cheese takes the light, bright flavors of the salad and puts them on a chewy ciabatta bun.

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ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 sandwich. Recipe is by Beth Colvin.

1 ciabatta roll, cut in half

3 to 4 thick slices of fresh tomato

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella

3 to 4 leaves fresh basil

Black pepper, to taste

Balsamic vinegar, to taste

1. On the bottom half of the ciabatta roll, place about half the shredded cheese. Layer the tomatoes on top, then sprinkle on more cheese.

2. On the top half, place the rest of the cheese, then the basil. Sprinkle black pepper over both halves.

3. Put the sandwich on a baking rack in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, broiling the last 30 seconds.

4. Remove from oven and drizzle balsamic vinegar over the half with basil. Put halves together and press lightly. Serve immediately.