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Caprese Salad Sandwiches

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  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Caprese Salad Sandwiches are inspired by one of my favorite sandwiches at a local restaurant and they definitely satisfied all my cravings! These fresh Caprese Salad Sandwiches are quick and easy to make and great for a work lunch or a picnic luncheon!


  • 2 cups lettuce, you can use spring mix, romaine, spinach or other greens of choice
  • 1 cup sliced in half cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mini fresh mozzarella balls, or chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 thinly sliced red onion
  • 23 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 12 tablespoons crushed Calabrian Chile peppers, if desired
  • 2 large hoagies or baguettes, recipe should make about 2 large sandwiches that can be cut in half and shared


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Cut your bread in half, if you can leave the two halves connected that is great, but if not it will still be ok.  I like to hollow out the roll a little bit on both the top and the bottom.  This will allow you to pack the sandwich with lots of the caprese salad!
  2. Brush each side of the bread with a little bit of olive oil and place in the pre-heated oven for 5-10 minutes, until bread is a little bit toasty.  Allow bread to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Add the greens to a large bowl and then add in the tomatoes, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and red onion.  You could also add fresh basil leaves if you like.  Pour the balsamic dressing in and mix everything together well.
  4. Spread one side of the roll with a few spoonfuls of pesto and then spread the other side of the roll with some crushed Calabrian Chili peppers, if desired.  Add a few heaping spoonfuls of the caprese salad to the bottom of the sandwich, pack it as full as you like, and then place the top of the sandwich on.   Carefully cut sandwich in half and enjoy!


Recipe makes enough for about two large sandwiches.  A hoagie style roll or baguette is best for this recipe.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Lunch, Vegetarian
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired