its sandwich time

I enjoy going on picnics and these sandwiches always end up in my basket. They are so simple to make, but they definitely have a gourmet feel. I always buy more prosciutto than I need because I end up eating a slice or two while preparing the sandwiches, hopefully you have more self control than I do. If not do as I do and buy a pound. Mozzarella is perfect in this sandwich because it balances the strong flavors of the prosciutto and pesto. Once you try this sandwich it will frequent your picnics as well.



Mozzarella and Prosciutto Sandwiches

3/4 pound prosciutto
1 1/2 pounds fresh mozzarella sliced
2 tomatoes
1 loaf french bread
olive oil
salt and pepper
pesto ( recipe follows)


1. Slice open bread
2. On one half of bread drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
3. On other half spread pesto
4. Arrange prosciutto and mozzarella slices
5. Top with sliced tomatoes


3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 1/2 cups packed basil leaves
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil

Place all dry ingredients in food processor pulse until well combined. Slowly add olive oil and pulse until a paste forms.