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Toasted caprese sandwiches layered with pesto, arugula, fresh mozzarella, tomato, avocado, basil and finished with a quick balsamic mayo.

There’s nothing like a super simple sandwich that’s easy to assemble for a complete and satisfying lunch.

Caprese salads are well known and popular during the summer time to make use of garden herbs and tomatoes. Adding pesto into the mix and turning it into a sandwich has also been a hit combination over the years as a fresh and delicious vegetarian option.

Come summer, you can bet that we will be diggin in to many of these. What makes these sandwiches slightly different is the addition of the balsamic mayo. We can’t quite remember where we first got hold of it but it just seems like its made for this type of sandwich.

For a more filling lunch we recommend making a little side salad to accompany the sandwiches with the remaining ingredients you don’t use. Simple serve it with a little olive oil, fresh pepper and lemon juice.

We hope you enjoy this recipe! Don’t forget to tag us @thecommunalfeast and #thecommunalfeast

pesto caprese sandwiches

Easy to assemble toasted pesto caprese sandwiches topped with avocado that's finished with a balsamic mayo
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Burgers & Sandwiches
Servings: 4


  • 4 sandwich buns
  • 1 TBS pesto per sandwich
  • 1 small handful of arugula per sandwich
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 250 g fresh mozzarella thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado thinly sliced
  • 4 large basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • balsamic mayo
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 4-6 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • To prepare the balsamic mayo: in a bowl combine mayo with balsamic mixing to combine. Continue to add balsamic vinegar until you reach your desired consistency. Finish with lemon juice and set aside.
  • To prepare the sandwiches: layer 1 tablespoon of pesto in each sandwich and spread evenly, followed by the arugula, tomato slices, and mozzarella. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Finish by topping each sandwich with fresh avocado, some pepper and the balsamic mayo.
  • Serve immediately.

pesto caprese sandwiches

Burgers & Sandwiches

March 26, 2020


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