Tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella is one of my favorite flavor combinations. What better way to serve this combination than a hot grilled panini with melted cheese oozing out of it? This is one of those recipes that there really isn’t a “precise recipe” for. It’s like any sandwich, you put as much of everything as you want. If you want a lot of cheese, then go ahead and layer that cheese on!

 

Tomato Basil Panini

 

Ingredients:

ciabatta bread
Basil
2 tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella
Basil pesto
Olive oil

Instructions:

1. Slice the ciabatta bread in half. Spread a desired amount of pesto on the inside of each slice.

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2. Spread 1 layer of sliced mozzarella cheese.

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3. Add 1 layer of sliced tomatoes.

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4. Add a desired amount of fresh basil.

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5. Top with the other slice of bread.

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6. Brush olive oil on both sides and cook in a panini press for about 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

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Tomato Basil Panini
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ciabatta bread
  • Basil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Basil pesto
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Slice the ciabatta bread in half. Spread a desired amount of pesto on the inside of each slice.
  2. Spread 1 layer of sliced mozzarella cheese.
  3. Add 1 layer of sliced tomatoes.
  4. Add a desired amount of fresh basil.
  5. Top with the other slice of bread.
  6. Brush olive oil on both sides and cook in a panini press for about 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.