Caprese Panini (Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil)

A new take on delicious Caprese salad

Looking for a new take on the classic Italian Caprese salad? Look no further than this delicious recipe. You can even eat it on the go.

This recipe is courtesy of Bev via Food.com

1
Servings
18
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 slices country-style bread, one half-inch thick
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices tomatoes
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 fresh basil leaves

Directions

Preheat an electric panini maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil.

Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface.

Spread the top of each slice with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.

Place the cheese on 1 slice and top with the tomato slices.

Drizzle with the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

Top with the basil, then with the other bread slice, oiled side up.

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.

Transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut in half.

Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
3g
7%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
35mg
5%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
11mg
1%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Caprese Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Caprese Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.