Mini-Caprese sandwiches

Tonight I am attending a party with a bunch of lady friends. I have been trying to figure out what kind of appetizer or hors dourves to bring that reflects my Italian heritage. So I turned one of my favorite salads into a sandwich with one of my favorite breads! I am using focaccia bread, seasoned with basil and pepper instead of rosemary and Parmesan cheese.


1 loaf basil focaccia bread-homemade or bought

4-5 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices

3/4 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into half slices, 1/4 wide

Fresh basil leaves- cut each in half, save some for garnish

Pesto-can use homemade or jarred


To start, I made one loaf of focaccia but I used a rectangular stone instead of round.

Slice the bread into strips about 2 inches wide. Cut these into 2 inch squares

“Filet” if you will, each square.

Inside will be layered with a bit of pesto sauce, a slice of fresh plum tomato , a slice of fresh mozzarella, and a fresh basil leaf.

Secure them with a toothpick.

These are very tasty as my son and I took a taste of one since there was extras.

I have leftover bread so tomorrow I will make a bread soup or bread salad with those since they are cut up. I did make a second loaf for my family to enjoy while I am gone.

4 thoughts on “Mini-Caprese sandwiches

  1. I was one of the lucky ladies to taste this appetizer! I stashed some on a plate so that I could enjoy them the next day! I could not share with my husband because once I ate one, I had to have the other three. These were fabulous!! Thank you Michelle!

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