Caprese Paninis, Garlic Basil Mayo and How to Make a Panini without a Panini Maker
Super tasty!
Recipe type: Main Dish, Sandwich
  • Panini bread or any delicious sliced bread
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil, chiffonaded (is that word?)
  • Tomatoes, your favorite variety, sliced
  • Olive Oil and/or Balsamic Vinegar and/or Garlic Basil Mayo (recipe below)
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Place your sliced mozzarella cheese, basil and tomatoes on a slice of bread. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, then drizzle with a bit of olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar, or spread the bread with Garlic Basil Mayo before putting ingredients on the bread. Top sandwich with second slice of bread and cook in a panini maker or on the stove in a skillet with another skillet on top (see below for my oh-so-fancy technique) over medium heat. When side 1 is lightly browned, flip and cook until side 2 is browned and the cheese is melted.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at