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Friday, April 19, 2013

Chicken Caprese Salad Sandwiches



Lots of shopping was on our plate.  Squirt guns for the grandkids.  Groceries for dinner and breakfast in Columbus.  Meds for George the cat..  Home about 8:30.  Divide the groceries - pantry, fridge upstairs, fridge downstairs, office cold, office pantry, Columbus cold, Columbus pantry.  (We were taking dinner and breakfast to our kids in Columbus.)  I'd had the presence of mind to pick up a rotisserie chicken at Sams.  Thank goodness!  There was also a big container of fresh basil at the grocery.  I'd picked up the cucumber and dill for Christiane's fabulous cucumber herb salad



Now, caprese salad sounded good.  But, I already had a salad.  What if I turned it into a sandwich?

Roast the tomatoes.  Chop a shallot.  Tear up a bunch of the basil.  Toss it in the blender with a bunch of mayonnaise.  Perfect.

Toast some whole grain bread.  Schmear it with the mayo.  Top that with a bit of salami then slices of chicken.  A couple of slices of fresh mozzarella over the top.  Under the broiler.  Then, topped with more of the mayo.  Served with a side of cucumber herb salad.  Ok, I'll believe it's sunny and 70 degrees outside :-)

Now, this is one of those thrown together recipes where I really didn't measure much...

Chicken Caprese Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients:

toasted bread (I used whole grain)
sliced cooked chicken (I used all white meat)
salami
fresh mozzarella, sliced


for the tomato basil shallot mayo:
1 lb container cherry or grape tomatoes
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
2 T - 1/4 c torn basil
1/2 c mayonnaise

Directions:

Toast the bread.  Puree the mayo mixture in the food processor or blender.  Slather the toasted bread with the mayo.  Layer on sliced salami, then sliced chicken, then the fresh mozzarella.  Put the sandwiches under the broiler until the mozzarella melts.  Serve topped with some more of the mayo.


2 comments:

Debra Eliotseats said...

Perfect improvisation!!!!! Looks delicious!

Liz Berg said...

PS...Bill wanted me to pass along that he LOVED your dips/spreads :).