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Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Ciabatta

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1
Calories 411
Total Fat 16.5 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Sodium 841 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
Protein 15.5 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Ciabatta loaf, cut in half lengthwise and crosswise half (13 ounces)
Olive oil 4 teaspoons
Medium tomato, sliced ½
Fresh mozzarella, sliced 2 ouncees
Basil leaves 10
Salt 1/8 teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Drizzle the bottom halves of the bread slices with olive oil and then layer tomato, mozzarella, and basil leaves on top. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Top with the other halves to make two sandwiches.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat lightly with cooking spray and then add the sandwiches. Place a flat weight over the sandwiches, such as a plate with a canned food item on top of it. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is toasted and the cheese melts.
  • Exchanges

    3 starches; 2 fats; 1 vegetable; 1 medium-fat meat substitute

  • Side Suggestions: Veggie Sticks

    Slice 1 carrot, ½ red bell pepper, and 1 stalk of celery into thin, 2-inch long sticks.