Our garden is over-flowing with juicy tomatoes! I keep trying to think of ways to use them up, but I am not doing a very good job of that. I didn't want to make BLT's for dinner the other night, so we had this instead. It is my new favorite sandwich!Tomato Basil Panini
Italian, French or Wheat Bread
Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Fresh tomatoes, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
Avocado , sliced, optional
Kosher salt/black pepper
Heat up a panini grill or regular grill pan. Brush outer sides of bread with olive oil. Layer cheese, tomato, basil and avocado. Douse with a good amount of balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until cheese melts and bread is grilled.
If you are like me and don't have a panini grill....be creative! I used my indoor grill pan and just pressed down on the sandwich with a smaller skillet to get the sandwich flat and the panini look. It worked great!