Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tomato Basil Panini

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
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive oil
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 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!

1 comment:

  1. Yum, Yum! I made a panini similar to this out of necessity the other day and it was divine. Tomatoes out of the garden are the best!