• Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Ciabatta

    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.

    Exchanges3 starches; 2 fats; 1 vegetable; 1 medium-fat meat substitute

    Side Suggestions: Veggie SticksSlice 1 carrot, ½ red bell pepper, and 1 stalk of celery into thin, 2-inch long sticks.

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