Braaibroodjie with mozzarella, tomato tapenade and fresh basil

Serves for 4

Ingredients: 8 thick slices of sourdough bread, 320 g grated mozzarella, 20 g fresh basil, 200 g cherry tomatoes, 1 red onion, 100 g butter (room temperature), sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

For the dried tomato tapenade: 200 g dried tomatoes preserved in oil, 50 g Kalamata olives, 50 g capers, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 red chili pepper

First prepare the tomato tapenade. For this, drain the dried tomatoes and capers and chop them finely. Pit the olives, crush the garlic cloves and deseed the chili pepper and chop finely as well. Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth mixture.

Wash and quarter the cherry tomatoes, peel and thinly slice the onion. Wash the basil and pluck the leaves.

Now butter the bread slices on both sides and spread half of the bread slices additionally from one side with the tomato tapenade. Top these with the onions, basil and cherry tomatoes. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then sprinkle the grated mozzarella on top and cover the sandwiches with the remaining slices of bread.

Grill the sandwiches in a folding grill over medium heat until golden brown on both sides and the mozzarella has melted.

Are you in the mood for a delicious variation of grilled sandwiches? Then you should definitely try Braaibroodjie with caramelized onions and crème fraîche topping!

Our wine recommendation

The versatile Leopard's Leap Classic Collection Shiraz 2019 is a great match for this braaibroodjie: fruity and spicy in flavor, it pairs quite nicely with both grilled meats and cheeses and is made for braaibroodjies. For those who prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon, the Leopard's Leap Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a great choice. Its fruit and oak notes make it a good partner to aromatic dishes. Or you can take the Leopard's Leap Family Collection Heritage Blend 2019, a Shiraz-dominated blend that is spicy and fruity and accompanies hearty tomato-based dishes quite wonderfully, making it a particularly good match for Braaibroodjies tomato tapenade.

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