If you are looking for the perfect picnic sandwich, look no further. This roasted garlic caprese sandwich is a mouth-watering delight layered with ripe tomatoes, Italian salami, fresh basil, soft mozzarella cheese, aged balsamic vinegar, and a roasted garlic spread.
It is quick and easy to make and perfect for packing up to take with you on an afternoon picnic. The flavors only get better as they sit and marinate together and become a classic combination that everyone will love.
What makes this sandwich so irresistible is the roasted garlic; the sandwich does require a bit of preparation, but the result is well worth it! Use the entire garlic bulb and slice the top off, exposing all of the cloves. Place the garlic bulb on foil, drizzle with olive oil and wrap it up sealing off all of the edges. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and roast for at least 30 minutes up to 1 hour. Just be warned that your house is going to be full of the most amazing smell, and the aroma is likely to cause salivating. Seriously—it’s so good.
Once you have the roasted garlic, squeeze out the cloves into a bowl and add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mash the cloves with a fork until you have a smooth, creamy garlic paste.
Spread the roasted garlic on one side of your ciabatta roll.
All that’s left is to layer the sandwich with sliced tomatoes, Italian salami, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves.
Drizzle the aged balsamic vinegar on the other side of the ciabatta roll.
Wrap the sandwich in wax paper and pack it in individual lunch boxes for a spontaneous adventure outdoors.
This sandwich is the perfect picnic sandwich, and I think your guests will agree!