Taste of Summer Sandwich

Taste of Summer Sandwich

Taste of Summer Sandwich

Taste of Summer Sandwich

Big, juicy tomato slices are layered with fresh basil leaves, fresh mozzarella, and a quick balsamic reduction. A pinch of Richard’s Famous Garlic Salt sprinkled in top makes it irresistible. 
One large sandwich:

Ingredients
1 large red ripe tomato, sliced
8 leaves fresh basil
3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
1/4 C. balsamic vinegar
2 T. brown sugar
1 T. mayonnaise (optional)
2 slices of crusty bread

Directions
Make the balsamic vinegar reduction:
In a microwave-proof bowl, place vinegar and sugar. Cover loosely with a paper towel and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for 1 minute longer, until sugar dissolves. Remove carefully from oven (mixture will be hot). Set aside to cool. Mixture will thicken as it cools. This makes enough vinegar reduction for 2-3 sandwiches.

Spread bread with mayonnaise. Place basil leaves on one slice, then tomato slices. Drizzle with cooled vinegar reduction (save extra in fridge to drizzle on roasted meats). Sprinkle tomatoes with a pinch of Richard’s Famous Garlic Salt. Top with cheese and other slice of bread.