Easy healthy panini recipe with a rich fresh tomato-basil taste.
1 Loaf crusty bakery fresh Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices (I used 5-grain Italian bread.)
1 large ripe tomato, cut into ¼ -inch slices
1 14oz package sliced fresh mozzarella
10-12 fresh basil leaves
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat pan on a low to medium heat. Prepare pan by lightly brushing with olive oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Add 1 slice of Italian bread to pan. Lay approximately two slices of slices mozzarella on top of bread. Place a couple of basil leaves on top of the mozzerella and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add another slice of bread on top and press sandwich for about 3-4 minutes or until cheese shows signs of melting.
Flip sandwich; grill and press for a few more minutes. The mozzarella cheese should be warmed through and slightly melted.
Recipe by 5 Minutes for Mom at http://www.5minutesformom.com/76580/caprese-panini/