Our First Panini - Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

Our First Panini - Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

Yes, those grilled sandwiches have become QUITE popular mainly because they’re so very delicious and because I don’t have a panini maker at home, I didn’t think I’d be able to make one.

Ingredients

  • Yes, those grilled sandwiches have become QUITE popular mainly because they’re so very delicious and because I don’t have a panini maker at home, I didn’t think I’d be able to make one.
  • No, this is not a plug for that wonderful kitchen appliance, but I have to tell you that I really do love that thing.
  • My mother-in-law gave it to me a few years ago for Christmas after I saw the girls at my old job using it and decided I had to have one.
  • That thing is probably one of the best appliances I have in my kitchen AND I’ve really only been using it to cook chicken because it cooks it in like, ready for this, 5-7 minutes!!!!
  • SSSOOOO wonderful when you need a healthy dinner made quickly.
  • Yesterday while searching for a Pasta Fagioli recipe, I had the craving for a tomato, basil, and mozzarella panini.  So, skip the soup for now, we’re going with the sangwitch!
  • I adapted this from Epicurious.com.
  • Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Panini – serves 4
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 8 very thin slices of prosciutto
  • 12 slices of tomato
  • 16 thin slices of red onion
  • 10 ounces whole-milk mozzarella, sliced thin  (get the good stuff!)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, divided equally among the 4 sandwiches
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking