Panini with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil
Makes 4 servings
|1/2||cup prepared vinaigrette|
|1||loaf (16 ounces) Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise|
|6||ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut in 12 slices|
|8||ounces thinly sliced oven-roasted deli turkey|
|12||to 16 fresh whole basil leaves|
|1||large tomato, thinly sliced|
|1/2||cup thinly sliced red onion (optional)|
|1/8||teaspoon red pepper flakes|
- Preheat indoor grill. Spoon vinaigrette evenly over both cut sides of bread.
- Arrange cheese evenly over bottom half of bread; top with turkey, basil, tomato and onion. Sprinkle evenly with red pepper flakes. Cover with top half of bread and press down firmly. Cut crosswise into 4 sandwiches.
- Place sandwiches on grill (family-size grill will cook two sandwiches at a time); close lid and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese melts.
- Place on serving platter and cover lightly with foil. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
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