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Caprese Panini (Grilled Cheese)


Ingredients for 1 caprese panini:

  • 1 100-calorie wheat bun
  • 3oz choice of protein (I used about 3 slices of prosciutto and trimmed fat from edges to save a few calories)
  • 2 thin sliced tomatoes (dried on a paper towel to remove excess water)
  • 1.5 oz reduced fat mozzarella
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze
  • 1 teaspoon safflower mayo

Utensils: Panini skillet/grill


Step 1

Assemble the sandwich with protein, tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and balsamic glaze.

Step 2

Place the skillet on medium high heat and spray it with olive oil.

Step 3

Spread half of the mayo on one side of the sandwich.

Step 4

When the skillet is hot, place the sandwich on the grill with the mayo side down (so it’s cooking). Allow it to cook for about 2 or 3 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich using the panini grill lid.

Step 5

Spread mayo on the other side of the sandwich, and when ready, flip the sandwich over so the other side cooks (roughly same amount of time, maybe a little less time).

Step 6

Remove the sandwich from the grill and enjoy!