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Submitted by Alisa

Grilled Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Panini Sandwiches

Ingredients

4 slices (1/2-inch thick) crusty artisinal bread* or individual focaccia sliced horizontally
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 ounces sliced fresh mozzarella (can use fresh smoked mozzarella)
4-6 thin tomato slices (to fit across bread)
kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper
8 large basil leaves


Instructions

Preheat Cuisinart™ Griddler in the closed grill position to 375°F.
Lightly brush one side of each slice of bread with olive oil. Lay on work surface oiled side down. Layer with cheese and tomato. Season lightly with salt and pepper if desired. Stack basil leaves and roll into a cylinder. Slice the cylinder using a sharp knife to get shreds of basil. Sprinkle the tomato with the basil shreds. Top with the other slice of bread, oiled side up.
Place the sandwiches on the preheated Griddler. Cover, press lightly for 30 seconds and bake for 3 to 4 minutes until bread is grill marked and crispy and cheese is melted. Serve hot.

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Servings

Makes 2 sandwiches

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

calories 365 (49% from fat) · carb 29g · protein 17g · fat 20g · sat fat 9g · chol 44mg · sod 579mg · calc 309mg · fiber 1g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Griddler®