Everyone loves sandwiches

My sister always says "everything tastes better between two slices of bread" well Jen, this one is for you, because I couldn't agree with you more :)


It's a wicked fast and delicious lunch if you ask me. All you need is a nice ciabatta roll, a fresh ball of mozzarella, a nice juicy tomato, and some fresh picked basil from the garden. Add a little salt and pepper to taste, stack it up, drizzle a little olive oil on and grill away!


I don't have a panini press... just a grill pan. How do I flatten it you ask? I used a frying pan and a bottle of wine as a press LOL, then I flipped it and pressed the other side :)

Please do not try and bite your computer screen... I know you were trying :)

23 chews:

Mags said...

Ahhhh.. grilled sammiches. YUM! I'm going to hold out for a couple more weeks then make these when my tomatoes finally come off the garden.

Sunshine said...

Thanks for stopping me from biting the screen. I came awfully close. This looks beyond yummy.

Steph said...

I'm going to try your frying pan w/ the wine bottle trick. I agree, everything tastes better with bread!

stephchows said...

Mags- homegrown tomatoes on this would have made it perfect!!

Sunshine- hahah no problem ;)

Steph- It worked really well! Just place the frying pan and use the wine bottle in the pan to push down :) I must have looked like a nut doing it though lol

Elissa said...

The bottle of wine idea is really clever!
My favorite grilled sandwiches involve nutella and banana... mmmmm!

Amanda Laird said...

I couldn't agree with you and your sister more; everything does taste better between two pieces of bread. I love sandwiches and this one looks fantastic!

Megan said...

I definitely was trying! This panini is picture-perfect. All very tasty and delicious ingredients!

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do...and we see it worked!

Maria said...

Love a good sandwich. Looks fantastic!

Anne said...

That's my perfect summer meal! My family makes basil/tomato/fresh mozzarella sandwiches often in the summer, with fresh corn on the cob as a side. They're so delicious :D

Sophie said...

A true classic pannini!

How can you fail?

Reeni♥ said...

So fresh and delicious!

great pan panini!

Karine said...

It looks so good! Warm sandwiches are always amazing!

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, your sandwich does look scrumptious enough to try and sample from the computer screen! :-) I create a homemade panini press exactly the same way as you do - works perfectly! :-) I'm so glad I'm not the only one balancing a wine bottle or a large tin of tomatoes atop my two pans! :-)

Sister jen said...

Yeah!!!! Sandwiches!!!!! This one looks especially lovely!

the twins said...

yum, tomato and and mozzarella on ciabatta is my favorite sandwich. i've never grilled it though. i don't have a panini press either so i'll have to try your method =)

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wow sandwich looks delicious.

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Kristen said...

LOL - I love the way you flatten those sandwiches! Hopefully you open the bottle of wine afterwards to enjoy :)

Sister jen said...

Yeah!!!! Sandwiches!!!!! This one looks especially lovely!

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, your sandwich does look scrumptious enough to try and sample from the computer screen! :-) I create a homemade panini press exactly the same way as you do - works perfectly! :-) I'm so glad I'm not the only one balancing a wine bottle or a large tin of tomatoes atop my two pans! :-)

Mags said...

Ahhhh.. grilled sammiches. YUM! I'm going to hold out for a couple more weeks then make these when my tomatoes finally come off the garden.

Sunshine said...

Thanks for stopping me from biting the screen. I came awfully close. This looks beyond yummy.

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