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Caprese Panini Recipe

Caprese Panini

Easy healthy panini recipe with a rich fresh tomato-basil taste.
Servings 6
Author Denise


  • 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 14 oz package sliced fresh mozzarella
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Heat pan on a low to medium heat. Prepare pan by lightly brushing with olive oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Flip sandwich; grill and press for a few more minutes. The mozzarella cheese should be warmed through and slightly melted.