Caprese Panini Mozzarella Tomatoes and Basil


Recipe: Caprese Panini Mozzarella Tomatoes and Basil

Summary: Just some crunchy cheesy goodness!!


  • 2 slices county-style bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat an electric panini maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (George Foreman works great too)
  2. Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil.
  3. Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface.
  4. Spread the top of each slice with 1 Tbs mayonnaise.
  5. Place the cheese on one slice and top with the tomato slices.
  6. Drizzle with the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Top with the basil, then with the other bread slice, oiled side up.
  8. Place the sandwich on the preheated panini maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately.


Note: Also good with ham, turkey or chicken


Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Note: Also good with ham, turkey or chicken

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