So last week I started going to the gym. So maybe you don’t quite care…but its the inspiration behind this delicious sandwich idea.
Since I started going to the gym I have been craving tomatoes. Like to the point that I was on the verge of eating one like it was an apple. So yummy! Anyway, I stared in my fridge trying to figure out a lunch sandwich idea that was healthy and packed full of flavor. I thought it was going to be a lot harder than this.
I grabbed my supplies…just look at those big ripe tomatoes!
One of the things that I love about this sandwich is that it is totally customizable. I have seen caprese sandwiches made all sorts of ways, but this is my own spin, and seriously I have made it every day for lunch for a week straight! It is perfect for a quick dinner on a hot summer night too!
Whats your favorite lunch sandwich?
Mozzarella or Provolone Cheese
Honey Wheat Bread
Start by buttering both sides of your bread and toast both sides on medium heat. Cut a few chunks of cheese while the bread is toasting.
Put a lid on the skillet to melt the cheese for a minute. While the cheese is getting all melty, cut up your onions, tomatoes and get the spinach ready to go. And make your dressing.
To make the dressing I put a few teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, a tiny bit of minced garlic, and about a teaspoon of basil into a cup and let the flavors mix together while the sandwich cooked. Then after I ate one sandwich I made about a cup of dressing to use the rest of the week. I wanted to make sure I liked it, and it was so good my husband who hates tomatoes even ate my second sandwich. The smell just made him want to try it. I was shocked!
Then add your tomato and dressing.
The dressing didn’t spread out as easily as I hoped for, so I used a spoon and spread it out and then sprinkled a bit more basil on it because the basil was sticking to the cup.
Add your spinach…
Make sure both sides of the top piece of bread are toasted. Toss it on and take a giant bite of this kick ass sandwich.
The flavor is so amazing and the smell..well I wish my stomach was bigger because I was really thinking I could eat two sandwiches..but sadly, one was very filling!!
This grilled sandwich is spectacular! It may not look like much, but when you try it, you will understand my excitement over it!
Do you eat tomatoes like apples too?