Basil Tomato Mozzarella Melts

My Aunt Gena introduced us to these KILLER sandwiches last summer, which she learned from her oh-so clever, East Coast daughter in law, Karena.  Supper time was rapidly approaching, and I knew I wanted to do something with basil…this was the OBVIOUS winner!

  It’s like Summer in a Sammich people.    Seriously.

How do you like my oh-so technical term: “Sammich”?

  It is defined in the urban dictionary as: 

1. slang for sandwich, used in the case of an extremely good sandwich

Yup, this is a Sammich alright.  YUMMO.

Basil Tomato Mozzarella Melts

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  • 8 pieces Whole Wheat Bread
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter (soft)
  • 4 slices Of A Real Mozzarella Cheese Ball
  • 12 whole Basil Leaves
  • 1 whole Large Tomato, We Like Big Beef From The Garden
  • Kosher salt

Spread 8 pieces out on a baking sheet. Butter 4 of the 8 pieces of bread. Slice Mozzarella cheese and lay on the 4 non butter pieces of bread. Broil for 1-2 minutes, watching closely.
Pull from oven, add a thick slice of tomato, salt to taste, and add a single layer of basil leaves to each sandwich.
Dig in!


Congratulations, Summer has officially just arrived in your mouth.



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6 thoughts on “Basil Tomato Mozzarella Melts

  1. Personally, instead of butter, I would use good quality extra virgin olive oil. And some freshly ground black pepper, just a sprinkling.

  2. Looks like another winner and refreshing for summer ….
    I love being able to walk out to the garden and grab a fresh tomato 🙂

  3. Pingback: Basil Tomato Mozzarella Melts & Weekend Potluck #78 |

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