Paninis are seriously underrated.  They are easy to make and so delicious!  I happened to have a half a loaf of good bread left over that I was wondering what to do with – so I decided to break out the griller.

Paninis don’t have to be super fancy, although they can be.  I went the simpler route with these – I had 2 fresh tomatoes, a ball of mozzarella, and some prosciutto in my refrigerator… so I got to work.

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Ingredients: 

  • Multigrain bread
  • Fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 4 leaves of basil
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2-3 slices of thin prosciutto

Directions:

Get the panini heat up on high heat.

On 1 piece of bread, lay down a few sliced of tomato and 2 or so slices of mozzarella.  Sprinkle with a drop of olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Then add a small piece of basil and a half a piece of prosciutto (you can add more if you’d prefer to).  Cover the panini with the other half of bread and put in the panini press for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and there are nice grill marks in the bread.  Depending on how hot the panini press is, you might want to leave it on an extra minute so the mozzarella gets nice and melted.

Enjoy!

-Cristina

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