Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Paninis
POINTSŪ value | 5
Servings | 2
Preparation Time | 10 min
Cooking Time | 4 min
Level of Difficulty | Easy
sandwiches | We give these sandwiches extra flavor by
rubbing the bread with a cut garlic clove. Swap basil for the arugula
if it's too peppery for your taste.
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
4 oz Italian bread, cut into eight 1/2-inch-thick pieces
2 oz whole milk mozzarella cheese, fresh, thinly sliced
1 cup(s) arugula, baby leaves
1 medium plum tomato(es), cut into eight thin slices
4 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray
1 medium garlic clove(s), peeled and cut in half
Preheat outdoor grill (or grill pan or skillet).
In a small cup, stir together vinegar, oil, oregano, salt and pepper
until blended. Brush mixture onto 1 side of each slice of bread.
To make each sandwich, layer 1/4 of cheese over brushed side of bread
and then top with 2 tomato slices and 1/4 cup of arugula. Top with
another slice of bread, brushed side down and then coat sandwiches with
cooking spray. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Grill, lightly pressing with a spatula from time to time, until bread
is toasted and cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes per side; rub grilled
bread with garlic clove. Yields 2 sandwiches per serving.
If you like your paninis more pressed, use a sandwich weight or brick. Or use a panini press if you have one.