Though this is more of a summer dish, a margarita panini is a quick sandwich to make in between class. It’s almost finals and we will be spending most of our time in the library studying. Instead of eating take-out or not making time to eat at all, make this quick, easy panini that will fill your belly and save you time. I know most of you (like me) probably don’t have a panini maker. Don’t freight! As long as you have a grill pan and hand weight you can make this recipe.
Time: 5 minutes
4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
1 roma tomato sliced
2 tsps extra virgin olive oil
6 basil leaves
2 tsps balsamic vinegar
2 slices of sour dough bread
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Spray your grill pan with PAM and put on medium heat.
2. Spread extra virgin olive oil on your slices of bread
3. Layer your mozzarella cheese, tomato, and basil on your bread. Add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
4. Put your sandwich on the grill pan. You can use a brick covered in tinfoil to place on top of the sandwich. If you don’t have a brick you can use a 2 1/2-5 lb hand weight, also.
5. Grill for 2 1/2 minutes. Flip the sandwich and place the brick or weight back on top. Grill for another 2 1/2 minutes and your panini is ready to be eaten.
To make one panini it costs about $3 and there are 171 calories in this dish. Enjoy!