Insalata Caprese is a fresh, healthful salad that makes great use of fresh garden tomatoes. But what if you’re craving something a little heartier?
You can use almost identical ingredients and throw everything into a sandwich. A panini filled with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil makes for a wholesome meal. Time to grab those tomatoes and head to the kitchen!
Grilled Caprese Panini
(makes 4 servings)
8 slices fresh whole milk mozzarella cheese
2 roma tomatoes, sliced
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2. Sprinkle with chopped basil leaves, vinegar, salt and pepper.
3. Top with remaining slices of bread.
4. In a small bowl combine oil, parmesan cheese and garlic powder.
5. Brush over both sides of each sandwich and either place on a grill over medium heat, or cook in a skillet until golden brown.