12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large ripe tomatoes (about 1 pound)
8 slices good sourdough bread
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
A handful of fresh basil leaves
1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
1/4 pound thinly sliced salami
- Heat a stovetop grill pan or a broiler to high heat.
- Slice the cheese about 1/4 inch thick and season with salt and pepper. Core the tomatoes, slice crosswise the same thickness as the cheese and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill or broil the slices of bread, turning as needed, until evenly toasted, about 1 minute. Lightly smash the garlic. Rub 1 side of each slice of bread with the garlic and drizzle with the olive oil. Roughly tear the basil leaves. Layer the mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, ham and salami on 4 slices of bread and top with the remaining bread.