Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich Sliders Recipe for 6, inspired by the simple Italian salad, with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil on French rolls.

a plate of caprese sandwich sliders

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Friends, ready or not … summer is …. HERE! We are excited, and the nice weather has finally hit central Oregon. It’s been a rough spring, I’d say. But we are warm and enjoying every moment of the longer days.

Caprese Sandwich Sliders Recipe

These Caprese Sandwich Sliders Recipe? Perfect for summer. Delicious with these 4th of July Blueberry Caprese Skewers!

You can also make this Caprese Flatbread Pizza for 4!

a platter of caprese sliders with heirloom tomatoes

Easy Caprese Sliders

Whether a light and healthy lunch, or an appetizer, snack, or dinner–everyone is going to be raving about these delicious Easy Caprese Sliders. I particularly love the simple ingredients!

These little sandwiches are perfect for the 4th of July–summer in general–and a great idea to serve on “the big board!”

open faced caprese sllider with cheese, tomatoes, and basil

Ingredients needed for Caprese Sliders:

  • French rolls (we bought at Newport Avenue Market here in Bend, OR)
  • Mozzarella cheese (you can buy in 2 large packs at Costco)
  • Tomatoes (we love heirloom tomatoes)
  • Large basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Flaky salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • Fresh garlic (to peel and rub on the rolls)
  • Balsamic glaze (we use Delallo brand)

open face sliders with cheese, tomatoes, and basil

How to make caprese sliders

It’s so easy. Start with cutting the rolls in half and toasting them with oil and garlic. Add cheese and melt.

melted cheese on a roll with heirloom tomatoes

Add fresh heirloom tomatoes, and a piece of fresh basil.

Place the top on the roll. Optional to drizzle with balsamic glaze! Serve!

caprese sandwich sliders with yelllow heirloom tomatoes

More caprese recipes!

Do you love caprese, but don’t always want it served in a salad? There are so many “caprese” recipes to love, that you do not have to choose just one, right?

Here are some of my favorite caprese recipes:

30 minutes Caprese Chicken

Summer Fruit Caprese Salad

close up caprese slider with a red heirloom tomato and melted cheese

Fly fishing Fall River, Oregon

An afternoon spent on the Fall River (in central Oregon), is one of our favorite getaways.

fly fishing Fall River, OR

Right now we are enjoying fly fishing, but also hiking, being in nature, smelling the warm forest ground—so full of life.

Then home to … a very quick meal!

a platter of caprese sliders

This easy dinner was a huge hit, and has just a few ingredients, so it only takes a few minutes to throw together. But don’t forget, it’s great for a party and served on a charcuterie board, too.

I am all about easy these days, and these little bites of summery heaven are perfect!

small caprese sandwich sliders

Looking for more slider recipes?

Ham Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders

Low-Carb Cheeseburger Sliders with Special Sauce

a platter of caprese sliders with heirloom tomatoes
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Caprese Sandwich Sliders Recipe

EASY TIP: Add turkey or rotisserie chicken to your sliders for a more filling option.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 12 3x3 French rolls, we bought at Newport Avenue Market here in Bend, OR
  • 12 thick slices of mozzarella cheese, you can buy in 2 large packs at Costco
  • 12 thick slices of tomatoes, we love heirloom tomatoes
  • 12 large leaves of fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Flaky salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Fresh garlic, to peel and rub on the rolls
  • Balsamic glaze, we use Delallo brand


  • Turn oven on to BROIL.
  • Slice 12 rolls in half (lengthwise) and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and rub each half with several peeled, whole pieces of garlic.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes, or until toasted.
  • Remove 12 top halves, and add a thick slice of mozzarella cheese to the bottom 12 halves. Broil 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and turns a little brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and place a thick slice of tomato on top of the cheese, followed by a large basil leaf. Place the top back on and press down. Optional to use a skewer.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze. THE BEST!
  • Serve right away and enjoy!
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
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a caprese sandwich slider with drizzled balsamic glaze