This vegan Caprese sandwich was created for my eldest daughter, who has been faithfully vegetarian for just under a year. Until this diet change, I was a vegan in a family of omnivores. I have struggled a lot in my six years as a vegan to navigate that fact, and have become quite the expert on living as a vegan with a bunch of meat eaters. Every time I am asked about my family’s dietary habits now, I gleefully take pause to share that I am not the only veeg in my family any more! It makes me proud in a whole other way as her mother.
So, this vegan Caprese sandwich! It’s Gaby’s favorite and her go-to whenever we are anywhere that offers one on the menu. She’s still eating dairy cheese so I wanted to show her how delicious vegan cheese can be. Of course, I went straight to Miyoko’s Kitchen’ VeganMozz for the perfect vegan mozzarella. It’s soft, salty, and creamy – everything a mozzarella should be! I love that I can now purchase it at my local Whole Foods, instead of waiting for it to ship to me. I can only hope that their other varieties will soon follow.
My family is big on its bread, so don’t under think this ingredient. I chose a Ciabatta roll and toasted it before I layered it with the VeganMozz, basil leaves and fresh tomato slices. I added a little something extra by spreading some vegan pesto on each slice of toasted bread.
To kick this Vegan Caprese sandwich up further, don’t toast the bread, but layer everything onto the bread slices and press on a panini maker for a gourmet sammy. If you go the panini route, try swapping sun-dried tomatoes for fresh for a whole other flavor kick. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
- 1 Ciabatta roll, sliced
- 4 slices plum tomato (or sun-dried tomatoes)
- 3 slices Miyoko's Kitchen VeganMozz
- 4 basil leaves, rinsed and dried
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegan pesto (purchased or homemade)
- 1. Toast the bread.
- 2. Spread each slice with the pesto.
- 3. Layer the bottom slice of bread first with the VeganMozz, then the tomato, and last with the basil.
- 4. Place other slice on top.
- * For a variation, don't toast the bread at the beginning, but compile the sandwich and press in a panini maker.
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