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Caprese Sandwich

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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Serves 4
This Caprese sandwich is the BEST summer lunch! Because the ingredients here are so simple, each one really shines through. Make sure to use the best tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and bread you can find!


  • 4 (3.5-inch)

    Focaccia squares

    , sliced in half
  • Handful of arugula
  • 1 (8-ounce) fresh mozzarella ball, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/3 cup Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, optional
  • Pickled Onions, optional
  • Basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Assemble the sandwiches on the focaccia with the arugula, mozzarella, and tomato slices. Add the roasted tomatoes and a few pickled onions, if desired.
  • Top with basil leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.


For a vegan version, use sliced avocado and a slather of vegan pesto in place of the cheese.