Italian Caprese Sandwich

4.25 from 4 votes

Capture Italy between slices of bread!

In Italy, the caprese salad is a classic. It represents three of Italy’s most beloved ingredients, and even shines brightly in red, white, and green, the color of Italy’s flag! Because the caprese salad is so beautiful, it can be easy to forget how simple it is to make. Just combine tomatoes with mozzarella and basil and top with extra virgin olive oil. The beauty of Italian cooking is that it takes no more than a few perfectly combined ingredients to create a dish that is truly spectacular.

But how do you make the unsurpassable caprese salad a real meal? Turn it into a sandwich, of course! We’ve made some modifications to the original caprese salad recipe in order to make a truly great sandwich. First, we slice a fresh tomato for that tangy, juicy, earthy tomato flavor. Then we add mozzarella cheese. We’ve chosen to use a low-fat version, to cut down on both fat and calories. And instead of adding whole basil leaves, we’ve used a basil pesto to add a bit of moisture to this sandwich recipe. Whole grain bread is the perfect complex carbohydrate to fill you up and keep your energy stable throughout the day.

Serve this healthy sandwich for lunch, or in small slices at a party. It tastes like a gourmet treat, and no one will guess just how easy it was to prep, or how healthy it is!

4.25 from 4 votes

Italian Caprese Sandwich

This sandwich is made with healthy classic Italian ingredients that will put a smile on your face.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.5 sandwich
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian


  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese low-fat
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 4 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Slice each piece of bread in half. Spread the olive over the 8 halves. On 1/2 slice of bread, spread one tablespoon of pesto then top layer mozzarella and tomato. Add the other half of bread on top.
  • On a lightly oiled griddle or large skillet, cook both sides until the mozzarella melts and bread is lightly toasted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5sandwich | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 676mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

Have you made this recipe?
Tag @skinnyms on Instagram or hashtag it #skinnyms

More Vegetarian Sandwiches at Skinny Ms.:

Veggie Club Sandwich

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Avocado Salad Sandwich

Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich

Veggie & Pesto Sandwich

Roasted Pear Sandwich with Baby Spinach

Get clean eating recipes, innovative new workouts, and healthy lifestyle tips delivered right to your inbox with our newsletter! And for even more Skinny Ms., check out our Facebook and Pinterest to stay informed!

We need your feedback! Go to the comments section to let us know what you think of this article, and tell us what you’d like to see more of!

This post may include affiliate links.

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

More by Rowena

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating