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8 slices of foccacia bread or other flatbread, split (or 4 crusty rolls)
2 large tomatoes, sliced
8 slices fresh mozzarella
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Drizzle bread slices with olive oil. On four slices, place equal amounts of sliced tomato, sliced mozzarella and basil. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with remaining bread slices to form a sandwich. Grill sandwiches in a panini press (or in between two frying pans) until bread is golden and cheese is melted.
It's that time of year where my garden is producing an abundance of tomatoes, and this is one of my favorite ways to use them. This recipe is so versatile--try adding some roasted red peppers, or replacing the fresh basil with some pesto. I also like to add some chopped garlic. If you'd like something a little more hearty, throw in some chicken breast. And you can really use any kind of bread you have available. I love this light, quick summer meal full of fresh ingredients!
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I'm sure I'm not the first to come up with this idea, but it's a sandwich I've always made when my garden starts producing an abundance of tomatoes.
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