Caprese Sandwich

When tomatoes and basil are in season, make this simple sandwich on a French baguette. Enjoy!


4 Servings

Hands-on time:

15 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

15 minutes


  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes
  • Small bunch fresh basil
  • 1 baguette (long loaf of French bread)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Kids kitchen skills:

  • making sandwiches
  • cutting
  • slicing


  • paring knife
  • cutting board


Grown-up steps
  1. A grown-up can help slice the mozzarella cheese and tomatoes into thin rounds.
  2. Pull the basil leaves off the stems with your hands.
  3. A grown-up can help cut the baguette in half the long way. Drizzle olive oil on both halves of the bread. Then layer the cheese slices, tomatoes, and basil leaves on top of one half. Sprinkle with a little salt.
  4. Put the other baguette half on top to make a long sandwich. Cut it into smaller sandwiches and serve.

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