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    Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini

    Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini. Photo by Rita~

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    18 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    A delicious recipe from Ina Garten's cookbook, Barefoot Contessa at Home. If you don't have a panini press, that's okay, just place in a skillet with a heavy weight on top(foil covered brick, or heavy cast iron skillet, etc.) Enjoy!

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    Serves: 6


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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Preheat a panini grill machine or a heavy skillet.
    2. 2
      Core the tomatoes and slice tomatoes and mozzarella 1/4" thick.
    3. 3
      Place the bread slices on a cutting board(or work surface). Spread each slice evenly with pesto. Place a layer of mozzarella(about 2 slices) on half of the bread and cover with a layer of tomato. Sprinkle the tomato with a little kosher salt.
    4. 4
      Place the remaining slices of bread, pesto side down, on top. Spread the top and bottom of each sandwich with sotened butter.
    5. 5
      Grill the sandwiches in batches on the panini grill for 2-3 minutes, until the mozzarella starts to ooze out. If using a skillet, place a weight on top(I usually use another heavy cast iron skillet, or use a foil coverd brick, or other flat, heavy object. Cook 2-3 minutes, turn and cook other side 1-3 minutes.).
    6. 6
      Cut the sandwiches in half and serve warm. Enjoy!
    7. 7
    8. 8
      This is also excellent with a slice of roasted red bell pepper in it!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 07, 2012


      Yum, fantastic combo! I used a wholegrain gluten-free bread. Thanks for sharing! Veggie Swap 45

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    • on April 03, 2012


      Loved this!!! I think I would like it on a sourdough bread next time.

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    • on November 09, 2010


      I'm new to pesto, and I love it! I probably put too much on the sandwich, but it was soooo good! I used some homemade bread instead of the whole wheat. And my sandwich press didn't do too good a job, because it was so thick, so next time I will use the skillet! This sammie alone is a good reason to keep fresh pesto in the fridge. Thnx for sharing, Sharon! Made for KcK's Forum.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini

    Serving Size: 1 (192 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 376.4
    Calories from Fat 170
    Total Fat 18.9 g
    Saturated Fat 10.4 g
    Cholesterol 59.8 mg
    Sodium 742.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 24.5 g

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    pesto sauce

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