Max is picky when it comes to sandwiches which requires some creativity for his school lunches. He has no interest in PB & J and he doesn’t do deli type sandwich meat unless it is prosciutto or good salami. I know…a food snob at the age of 8. He really prefers a vegetarian sandwich and this one is his favorite.
You need some sliced tomato, sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced fresh basil, a little olive oil (he likes Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Olive Oil), a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar, Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Oh…and some good crusty bread.
Just layer the cheese, tomatoes, and basil on your bread (I use par-baked ciabatta rolls from La Brea that I bake in the oven for about 5 minutes to crisp up). Then drizzle with about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Top with salt and pepper.