Quick & Easy Caprese

My Italian heritage strikes again.

This past summer I took advantage of my mother always having fresh mozzarella cheese in the house. To say mozzarella cheese is a staple in our house would be an understatement. Combine mozzarella with tomatoes and basil pesto hummus, well you have yourself a winner!

Basil Pesto Caprese Salad Sandwich cas

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/2 small tomato
  • 1 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 6 artichoke hearts
  • 2 Tbsp Sabra Basil Pesto Hummus

Directions:

  1. Spread hummus between the two slices of bread
  2. Slice the tomato and artichoke hearts and place on pieces of bread
  3. Layer with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Fold sandwich halves

Mangia!

A Moment of Weakness

Whenever someone mentions spinach & artichoke anything…well its hard for me to deny that delicious combination. Roaming the frozen isle of Target I spotted this brand new product (not even on the website yet!)

pizza

Before I knew it, my had was reaching into the cool freezer. Note to food companies: label something spinach & artichoke and I’ll buy it. Sad, but oh so true. These are snack size pizzas. Surprisingly, they were pretty big. However, I was having this as part of a meal so I had both. No shame.pizza2

After 2 minutes these babies were done! The smell was fantastic, I can say that. However, the good pretty much ends there. The cheese was bland and lacking flavor. I also didn’t like how one pizza had all cheese and no spinach while the other had all spinach and dots of cheese. The spinach did remain crisp though and the artichokes firms, not soggy. All in all, this was a let down and I won’t be buying this again despite the spinach & artichoke flavor.

spinach

Rating: 2 Coffee Beans