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tomato mozzarella and basil panini
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Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini

Juicy tomato, melty cheese, fresh basil, and crispy bread meet up to make one immensely-satisfying sandwich!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 thin slice of of red onion
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • pinch of kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  • Spread olive oil with a pastry or basting brush over two slices of bread. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper.
  • Place one of the bread slices, oil-side down and top basil leaves, tomato slices, onion, and mozzarella. Top with other piece of bread, olive oil side up.
  • Place a heavy-bottomed skillet on the stove top over medium-high heat or use a Panini press.
  • If using a skillet, press down with lid to flatten sandwich a bit. Cook for about 2 minutes, until golden on the bottom, and flip. Repeat on other side.
  • Slice sandwich in half to make 2 servings. Enjoy!


Serving: 0.5sandwich | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8