26 Pizza, Tacos, and Sandwiches | 04 Caprese Chicken Sandwich

2014012200604 Avocado Caprese Chicken Sandwich

Bread: Ciabatta Roll

Toppings: Cooked Chicken (marinated with the balsamic vinaigrette), avocado, 2 tomatoes, small bunch basil, 8 ounces fresh mozzarella.

Sauce: Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon mustard
salt and pepper

 

Note: Since balsamic vinaigrette is a thin sauce, I usually mix the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella in a bowl with a little bit of the balsamic vinaigrette. These sandwiches can be messy, but we just pile everything on the roll.

These sandwiches are one of our favorite dinners during the summer. Light and fresh!

26 Pizza, Tacos, and Sandwiches | 03 Asian Chicken Tacos

2014011900103 Asian Chicken Tacos

Tortillas: Small flour tortillas

Filling: Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Toppings: Asian Slaw– mix together the following ingredients
1 head green cabbage
1/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce: Peanut Sauce

These tacos are a bit of work putting together all the different components but so worth it! The chicken is really good on its own but even better on these tacos.

26 Pizza, Tacos and Sandwiches | 02 Chorizo Pizza

2014010400202 Chorizo Pizza

dough: our favorite pizza dough (from this cookbook)

sauce: homemade pizza sauce (This is a good recipe if you don’t have one)

cheese: mozzarella and cheddar

toppings: Chorizo (1/4 lb, cook in a skillet prior to making the pizza), red bell pepper, cilantro, and scallions

special instructions: I waited to add the cilantro and scallions until pizza was almost done, (with about five minutes left in cooking time)

We bake our pizzas on a pizza stone at 415 degrees for about 20 minutes.

This was our first time putting chorizo on pizza and it was really good, especially with the cilantro and red pepper.20140104011

26 Pizza, Tacos and Sandwiches

20131222005-EditToday I am introducing a new series! In 2014 I will be posting 26 pizza, taco and sandwich recipes. These are some of our favorite foods and we love to play around with different topping combinations. We make pizza almost once a week and have tacos and sandwiches pretty often as well. First up is a pizza recipe. Lets get started!

01 Pesto & Artichoke Pizza

dough: our favorite pizza dough (from this cookbook)

sauce: homemade pesto (this is a good recipe if you don’t have one)

cheese: mozzarella and parmesan

toppings: 1 can artichokes, 2 roma tomatoes, 2 strips bacon, and 1 onion caramelized

special instructions: I marinated the artichokes and tomatoes with a little lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper before putting them on the pizza.

We bake our pizzas on a pizza stone at 415 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Overall thoughts: This is pizza was super yummy. I couldn’t stop eating it. Its salty from the bacon, sweet from the caramelized onions and tangy from the artichokes!20131222021-Edit-2_edited-1