Open-Faced Caprese-Inspired Sandwich

Open-Faced Caprese-Inspired Sandwich


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This sandwich puts a new spin on the classic Italian dish, substituting tomatoes with thin slices of pancetta and layering the salad atop halves of ciabatta bread. Tie this open-faced sandwich together with a balsamic vinegar drizzle.

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Time needed

10-15 min preparation

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 Ciabatta Sandwich Rolls, toasted and halved lengthwise
  • 12 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, sliced thick
  • 1/2 C. Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 12 slices Pancetta, torn
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 C. Balsamic Vinegar

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On each half of a sandwich roll, layer even amounts of the sliced mozzarella, basil leaves, and pancetta pieces, alternating between each ingredient to create different combinations on each sandwich. Season sandwiches with salt and pepper as needed. Lightly drizzle each sandwich with balsamic vinegar and serve.

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