I love caprese. Fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and basil from the garden (or from the grocery store this time of year). I love it as an appetizer, I love it as pizza toppings, and I even love it in a panini. And that, my friends, is what I want to talk to you about today.
If you like the flavors of caprese and you like a good grilled cheese sandwich… you will love this combination.
It’s simple enough. Pick a good bread (I like Ciabatta for paninis), brush it with olive oil, and add the mozzarella, thinly sliced tomatoes, and basil then close the sandwich and grill on the panini press. Easy peasy.
This shot was taken just before I closed the panini press. Look at all those delicious layers. The other panini belonged to a friend. She isn’t a tomato kind of person so she created a ham & cheese panini instead. Definitely another solid choice. But if I have the option, I’m going caprese every time. 🙂
What are your favorite panini fillings?