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Caprese Tea Sandwiches

Caprese Tea Sandwiches

A classic salad is turned into a tasty sandwich in Caprese Tea Sandwiches. Caprese Tea Sandwiches pictured with Fruity & Nutty Curried Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Caprese Tea Sandwiches
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 8 slices firm white sandwich bread, frozen
  • 4 thin slices deli-style part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Golden Balsamic-Basil Aïoli (recipe follows)
  • 8 thin slices Campari tomato, blotted dry
  • Garnish: fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Using a 1½-inch fluted round cutter, cut 16 rounds from frozen bread slices, discarding scraps. Cover with damp paper towels, or store in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Using the same cutter, cut 8 rounds from cheese slices.
  3. Spread a layer of Golden Balsamic– Basil Aïoli onto bread rounds. Place a cheese round onto aïoli side of 8 bread rounds. Top each cheese round with a tomato slice. Cover each with a remaining bread round, aïoli side down.
  4. Cover with damp paper towels, and let bread thaw completely (approximately 30 minutes) before serving, or cover with damp paper towels, place in a covered container, and refrigerate for a few hours until serving time.
  5. Just before serving, garnish each with a fresh basil leaf, if desired.

Golden Balsamic-Basil Aïoli
Serves: ¼ cup
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon golden balsamic vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, basil, vinegar, salt, and pepper until combined. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to a day.

 

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