Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Paninis

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 min
Recipe Details
  • 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 oz Italian bread, cut into eight 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 oz whole milk mozzarella cheese, fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup(s) arugula, baby leaves
  • 1 medium plum tomato(es), cut into eight thin slices
  • 4 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 clove(s) garlic clove(s), peeled and cut in half
  1. Preheat outdoor grill (or grill pan or skillet).
  2. In a small cup, stir together vinegar, oil, oregano, salt and pepper until blended. Brush mixture onto 1 side of each slice of bread.
  3. To make each sandwich, layer 1/4 of cheese over brushed side of bread and then top with 2 tomato slices and 1/4 cup of arugula. Top with another slice of bread, brushed side down and then coat sandwiches with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Grill, lightly pressing with a spatula from time to time, until bread is toasted and cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes per side; rub grilled bread with garlic clove.
  5. Serving size: 1 sandwich
If you like your paninis more pressed, use a sandwich weight or brick. Or use a panini press if you have one.

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