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I loved this even better than using mozzarella with tomato and basil in a melted sandwich. I made it into a panini and will do so often

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MarraMamba September 18, 2009

These were very popular today! I took the basic recipe, and made panini with it. I used a sourdough Italian loaf, plum tomatoes and fresh pesto instead of the basil leaves. I spread the pesto (thickly) on the slices of bread, then layered on some swiss (I used emmenthauler), some slices of tomato, more swiss, and the remaining slices of bread, pesto side down. We cooked these in our commercial panini press until gooey, and they were LOVED. They were very easy, very pretty, and different enough to cause some talk. Thank you for the idea, Lainey! Next time I might put a couple of thin slices of red onion in the middle.

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Chef Edlear December 03, 2008
Swiss Melt With Tomato and Fresh Basil