Caprese Sandwich

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This caprese sandwich is a staple in my family. We make it several times a month when things are hectic and we need a fast, fresh and healthy dinner—it's always a hit! —Stacey Johnson, Tacoma, Washington


  • 6 tablespoons wasabi mayonnaise or plain mayonnaise
  • 8 slices sourdough bread (1/2 inch thick), toasted
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Spread mayonnaise on 1 side of each slice of toast. Top half the toast slices with tomatoes, salt and pepper. Add onion, mozzarella and basil; top with remaining bread slices.
Caprese Sandwich Tips

What are some substitutions you can make in caprese sandwiches?

If you're not a big fan of mayo, feel free to spread butter on each slice of toast instead. However, make sure you don't swap out anything for the basil, tomatoes or fresh mozzarella—they're essential components of caprese (in sandwich, salad or kabob form).

What else can you add to caprese sandwiches?

A caprese sandwich is endlessly customizable, and pairs perfectly with so many ingredients. If you want to add protein, go with grilled chicken, salami or prosciutto. Otherwise, grilled or roasted eggplant would make the sandwich a bit more hearty. Add arugula for more greens and a peppery note in every bite. Try swiping pesto on your bread slices, or drizzling balsamic glaze over your fillings before you top off the sandwich. Finally, you can also enjoy this caprese sandwich hot by using your panini press.

What can you serve with caprese sandwiches?

One of our fruit salad recipes would make a light, refreshing pair with caprese sandwiches, as would this vegetable couscous salad. If you want a heartier side, try air-fryer sweet potato fries or air-fryer potato chips.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 463 calories, 29g fat (11g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 753mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.