Caprese Sandwiches

California Caprese Sandwiches

makes 4 sandwiches

1 French baguette, halved lengthwise

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced/crushed

1 cup shredded chicken breast (optional)

2 fresh tomatoes, sliced

2 fresh mozzarella balls, sliced

1-2 avocados

fresh basil leaves

balsamic vinegar

Preheat broiler. Pull out some of the soft insides of the bread to make more room for your fillings. Place crushed or minced garlic in olive oil in a small bowl. Brush garlic oil onto cut sides of bread. Place under broiler, cut side up, until toasted.

Top bottom piece of bread with chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, and avocados. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze (I love the balsamic glaze from Williams Sonoma). Top with basil and top half of bread. Slice into sandwiches!