Caprese Panini (Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

One of my favorites!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat an electric panini maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil.
  3. Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface.
  4. Spread the top of each slice with 1 Tbs mayonnaise.
  5. Place the cheese on one slice and top with the tomato slices.
  6. Drizzle with the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Top with the basil, then with the other bread slice, oiled side up.
  8. Place the sandwich on the preheated panini maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut in half.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Serves 1.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I left out the mayo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Used ciabatta bread

MarraMamba April 24, 2008

Yum! I thought I was eating a gourmet sandwich from a nice restaurant. I used about 5 leaves of basil (but mine may have been smaller), and chopped the basil to release more of its flavor.

rjoyce1 July 28, 2011

This is so simple to make but tastes fantastic! I too left out the mayo. The balsamic really gives so much taste. I'll be making these often for a quick lunch or dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Lou Who March 06, 2011