Am always on the hunt for scrumptious yet quick lunch options, and I love this easy-to-whip-up recipe.
Today, we're diving into the world of mouthwatering Caprese Panini with a delectable pesto spread. Whether it's a busy workday or a leisurely weekend, this panini combines classic flavors with a hint of culinary creativity. So, let's embark on a culinary adventure and create a lunchtime masterpiece in minutes!
- 4 slices of ciabatta or your preferred bread
- 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
- 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
- 2-3 tablespoons pesto sauce
- Olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Sliced onion (optional)
Preheat a panini press, grill pan, or a regular skillet over medium heat.
Take a slice of bread and spread pesto sauce on one side.
Layer a slice of mozzarella cheese on the bread, followed by tomato slices and fresh basil leaves.
Season with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper.
Top with another slice of mozzarella cheese and place another slice of bread on top, pesto side down.
Brush the outer sides of the bread with a little olive oil.
Place the sandwich on the preheated panini press, grill pan, or skillet.
Cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted, typically about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Once the sandwich is golden and the cheese is gooey, remove it from the heat.
Let it cool for a moment, then cut it in half diagonally.
Your Caprese Panini with Pesto Spread is ready to serve. Enjoy!
This delightful panini combines the classic Caprese flavors with a lovely pesto twist. It's a quick and tasty lunch option that's perfect for any day.
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