Margherita Panini

Margherita-Panini

Do you always make the same old sandwiches at home? Ya, me too. But, I’m working on changing that. The new school year is coming up and I don’t want to be in a sandwich rut after a few short weeks. Margherita Panini Sandwich

So, I’m expanding my sandwich repertoire now!

When thinking of what kind of sandwich to feature this week – I looked to my favourite pizza. Margherita! I love the combination of tomato, mozza cheese and basil – drooling just thinking of it. Side note, the best slice of Margherita pizza I ever had was in Manhattan. To.die.for!

{ok, back on topic}

Thing is, to expand your own recipe box, you only need to think of your favourites and find a way to alter them to make them new {but not so different and out of the ordinary that you might not make it again}.

In this case, my fave pizza turned sandwich – Margherita Panini!

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This recipe just calls for a few ingredients, I actually only needed to shop for the fresh basil. Please don’t skimp out and use the dried stuff or even leave it out altogether, the fresh basil is key here guys!

Margherita Panini
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Ingredients
  1. 2 slices bread or panini bread
  2. 1-2 slices mozzarella cheese
  3. 2 or 3 fresh tomato slices
  4. 2 or 3 fresh basil leaves
  5. 2-3 tsp. olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat your skillet or panini press on medium heat and drizzle olive oil in pan. When using a press, brush the oil on the plates after it's heated and just before you place the panini on the plates. You could also brush a bit right on the outside pieces bread itself.
  2. Place the bread in the pan or onto the plate and then add the cheese, basil, tomato and then top with last slice of bread.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until your sandwich is browned to preference. If using a pan, flip half-way to cook the other side.
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Robin says:

    I love a good panini & that is seriously one of the best combinations for one I’ve seen in a long time!

  2. This is amazing. My Mom used to make something similar to this, we loved it.

  3. This looks absolutely amazing. I hear you on the sandwich rut. This is a great alternative to the same ol’ sandwich for sure.

  4. Carlee C says:

    I really like Margherita Pizzas, so I know I would like this. It looks so delicious so I am going to have to try to make it. YUM!

  5. Chelley says:

    This looks SO good! The perfect sandwich for nights when you want to make something nice, but easy! I grow my own basil and am ALWAYS looking for ways to use it- I will be making these for lunch tomorrow!

  6. A Panini is a great way to go..more sandwich less bread. I am going to have to try it with the fresh basil…mmmm.

  7. Laurie P says:

    Sure does look tasty! Who doesn’t love a Panini sandwich :)

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