One of my favorite salads is a Caprese salad. What I love about it is the wonderful mix of flavors between the juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fragrant basil, and the mellow tartness of balsamic vinegar. I love the salad so much, I thought I would try a Caprese sandwich. I am currently obsessed with my air fryer, so I decided to make a grilled Caprese Air Fryer Sandwich. The results blew me away! If you're looking for a hearty and delicious lunch or dinner option, you must try this sandwich!
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Slices
- Fresh Basil
- Sliced Sandwich Bread
- Salt and pepper to taste
Some think air fryers are best for frozen foods like French fries or mozzarella sticks. But you can do much more with an air fryer. I love using mine to bake and make a toasted sandwiches. Check out how easy it is to make a gooey, cheesy sandwich with an air fryer.
How to make a grilled caprese sandwich in the air fryer
To make this yummy air fryer sandwich, preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. Some air fryers do not require preheating. If you're is one of these you can skip this step.
To assemble your sandwich, layer 3 slices of tomatoes on one half of the bread. On the slices of bread, layer the sliced fresh mozzarella and basil. Top with salt and pepper to taste.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar over the slices with the tomatoes and then combine with mozzarella and basil slices to create a sandwich. Place the bread on the air fryer pan.
Air Fry for 5 minutes at 350 degrees or until the mozzarella cheese has melted and the bread has toasted.
This sandwich has all the flavors you'd expect from a classic Caprese salad.
I love serving this Caprese Air Fryer Sandwich with these Aged Parmesan Cheese Sticks.
Air Fryer Caprese Sandwich
- 6 slices Tomatoes I used plum tomatoes
- 2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 6 slices Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
- 4 leaves Fresh Basil
- 4 slices Sandwich Bread
- Pre-heat air fryer to 350 degrees.
- To assemble your sandwich, layer 3 slices of tomatoes on one half of the bread. On the slices of bread, layer the sliced fresh mozzarella and basil. Top with salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar over the slices with the tomatoes and then combine with mozzarella and basil slices to create a sandwich. Place the bread on the air fryer pan.
- Air Fry for 5 minutes at 350 degrees or until the mozzarella cheese has melted and the bread has toasted.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You sure can! Follow all the directions and when it is time to cook preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 10 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted.
For a little variety, you can add a spread of pesto to the bread before assembling the sandwich.
I used plum tomatoes, but beefsteak tomatoes work well too.
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