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Open-Faced Mozzarella Sandwiches

These zesty sandwiches are a family favorite at our house. They have a distinctly Italian flavor, plus a fresh-from-the-garden taste that can't be beat.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Broil: 5 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup seeded chopped plum tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 4 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Drain 2 teaspoons liquid from the tomato mixture; brush onto one side of each slice of bread.
  • Broil 5 in. from the heat until crisp, about 1-2 minutes. Spoon 1/4 cup tomato mixture on each pieces of bread; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until bubbly.

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