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One of my favorite appetizers is the indulgent Caprese Salad. Loaded with fresh mozzarella rounds, juicy tomatoes, sweet basil, and drizzled balsamic, it’s not difficult to tell why it’s such a popular choice at restaurants all over the world. But what if you could take the ingredients to this popular salad and sandwich it between two slices of buttered bread? We, here at air frying, did just that. If you love gourmet grilled cheese, then our air fryer Caprese Grilled Cheese sandwich is a must.
Like our other gourmet sandwiches, always choose your ingredients with care. For this savory culinary creation, we recommend all fresh ingredients. When whole milk Mozzarella combines with fresh basil, vine-ripe tomatoes, and a drizzle of your favorite variety of balsamic vinegar, you get a garden-fresh sandwich that will please most any crowd.
For the bread, there are several options that will be delicious. Focaccia and ciabatta are my two favorites, but I have found that a good Italian Herb loaf works best for grilling in the air fryer.
Whatever bread you choose, this delicious sandwich is the perfect mate for a steaming bowl of tomato-basil soup.
Other wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches:
- Our ultimate grilled cheese guide
- Three Cheese Grilled Cheese
- Gouda & Apple Grilled Cheese
- Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese
- Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese
- Onion Gruyere Grilled Cheese
- Mushroom Swiss Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1 or 2 slices tomato
- 2 leaves basil
- 2 slices bread
- drizzle high-quality balsamic vinegar (optional)
- 2 tsp no-salt butter
Butter one side of each slice of bread.
Add cheese, tomato slices and basil on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar.
Place second slice on top with buttered side out.
Place in air fryer and cook at 400º F for 2 minutes
Flip sandwich and cook at 400º F for another 2 minutes
Plate and enjoy!
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