Tomato, Mozzarella, & Basil Tea Sandwich



A classic Caprese with a drizzle of balsamic creme (balsamic reduction). I picked up all the ingredients at Eataly.

A few notes:
– I cut the focaccia in half, lengthwise since there would have been too much bread if I hadn’t.
– Use smaller tomatoes so they’ll fit nicely on each tea sandwich.
– Instead of whole basil leaves, another option is to chop them into thin slices and sprinkle over tea sandwiches.
– Use a paper towel to get rid of any excess liquid from the buffalo mozzarella.


Sliced tomatoes
Buffalo mozzarella
Focaccia cut into rectangular pieces, then cut in half lengthwise
Balsamic creme
Olive oil

1. Lay a piece of mozzarella and fit to size of focaccia. Sprinkle salt on top.
2. Layer tomatoes and lightly drizzle olive oil and balsamic creme.
3. Top with basil leaf. Enjoy!

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  • 7 years ago

    These look delightful! Adding them to my "must-make" list for my next tea gathering.

  • 7 years ago

    Yum! This recipe sounds so delish, and the pictures make my mouth water. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi Alexis, the best part is that they're super easy to assemble. I hope these are a hit at your tea gathering!

    Hi Lu Ann, thank you for visiting!

  • notesontea
    7 years ago

    I like the sound of balsamic creme. Also, looks like it "sticks" to the tomatoes. This recipe is a must for summer tea.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi notesontea, the creme is way thicker so it does a great job of "sticking" to the tomatoes for sure. You can pick one up from Eataly. Agree, the tea sandwich is perfect for summer tea.

  • IFortuna
    1 year ago

    Looks delicious but it is a more of a canape (can-uh-pay) than a sandwich. A canape is bite size though. A sandwich has two slices of bread with a filling in the middle. Thought you would like to know this.

    • Jee
      1 year ago

      Hi Ifortuna, agree that this is technically not sandwich but I consider them more like open tea sandwiches to be served at afternoon tea.

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