Have you ever wondered what could make a caprese salad taste better? I mean, fresh mozzarella, juicy tomato, and sweet basil is a pretty delicious combination on its own -- one of the best culinary combinations, in my opinion. So what happens when you add bacon to that already amazing trifecta? Could it possibly make it taste even better? The answer, of course, is yes.
This recipe was inspired by another recipe I saw, using puff pastry as buns for sliders that were similar to these. I'd intended on using the puff pastry, but the day I was making these, I remembered the little slider buns I had in the garage freezer, which worked great.
These little sandwiches couldn't be simpler: They're composed of nothing more than bacon, tomato, mozzarella, basil, and mayonnaise. The bacon adds a wonderful smoky, crispy, salty quality to the other ingredients. It particularly compliments the sweet, floral notes of the basil.
You're gonna love these cute little sandwiches.
Bacon Caprese Sliders
inspired by Domestic Fits
8 slider buns
8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
8 fresh basil leaves
8 slices of tomato
16 slices of bacon
1. Cook bacon to desired crispness; drain on paper towels.
2. Layer two slices of bacon, a slice of mozzarella, a leaf of basil and a slice of tomato on the bottom of each slider bun. Add mayonnaise to the sandwiches, if desired.