I made this sandwich by combining my 2 favorite sandwiches, and salad, together. The result was delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 sandwich
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a skillet over medium-low heat.

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  • Sprinkle cut sides of roll with balsamic vinegar. Layer one slice of mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, basil leaves, and the remaining slice of mozzarella cheese on the roll. Close sandwich; rub outside with olive oil.

  • Place sandwich in preheated skillet; top with another heavy skillet to press. Cook until bread is toasted and golden, about 3 minutes. Flip sandwich; top with skillet. Cook second side until toasted, about an additional 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 18.5g 37% DV; carbohydrates 29.9g 10% DV; fat 24.1g 37% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 612.8mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
Made this on my George Foreman grill in under 10 minutes. I was worried that the sandwich was going to be too tall to fit but it was a-ok. I held the grill down for a minute and after that just let it be. The bread toasted better than I expected and had better color/texture where ever I had put the olive oil. Added the balsamic to the tomatoes instead of the bread (was afraid the bread would get soggy) and added S&P to the fresh mozzarella. Super fast & easy & tasty = 5 stars. Read More
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124 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
Made this on my George Foreman grill in under 10 minutes. I was worried that the sandwich was going to be too tall to fit but it was a-ok. I held the grill down for a minute and after that just let it be. The bread toasted better than I expected and had better color/texture where ever I had put the olive oil. Added the balsamic to the tomatoes instead of the bread (was afraid the bread would get soggy) and added S&P to the fresh mozzarella. Super fast & easy & tasty = 5 stars. Read More
(152)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
This is actually my recipe and I also put some sliced red onion on there as well. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
This is my new favorite hot sandwich! I used balsamic glaze because I like the concentrated sweetness and tang but otherwise I made the sandwich as per the recipe and it was fantastic. It was simple and quick. The flavors go so well together. Next time I will use onions as Mrs. Williams suggested but for now my tummy is happy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2009
Try mixing a 1/4 cup olive oil with 3 tbls.grated parmesan cheese ans 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Brush it on both sides of the sandwich and grill it until it's golden brown.I found the recipe in a Taste of Home magazine.It really adds alot to it and tastes so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
I just finished this delicious panini for lunch. I followed the recipe but I used a thin bread roll that one of the companies just put out..100 calories. The combination of flavors is so good. I loved the balsamic vinegar on the bread. I toasted it in a grill pan that came with a handle to press down on the sanwich.Excellent thanks for sharing your recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
Fast and easy. Perfect for our 90 degree weather. I used ciabatta take and bake bread and cooked it for about 5 minutes in the george forman grill. Didn't have red onion so I used vidalia sweet onion. I think this would be good with fresh baby spinach instead of fresh basil with a sprinkeling of dried basil over the tomato layer. Will try that next time. Was very good as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2009
Fast easy healthy and taste great. I placed turkey on mine and used basil seasoning instead of leaves. After cooking I added pickles olives peperoncini's salt pepper and a little bit of mustard. Was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
So glad I checked my email before lunch! This recipe came in the Daily Dish today and I had all the ingredients on hand. In less than 10 minutes I was eating this delicious sandwich with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden. Excellent proof that the best food is fresh and simple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
AWESOME! Loved it! I added a few sprinkles of sea salt & ground pepper to the tomatoes before pressing on the panini grill. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing your recipe Mrs. Williams! Read More
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