Summer Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsalmic Syrup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 303.1
  • Total Fat: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.6 mg
  • Sodium: 657.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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From CookingLight magazine From CookingLight magazine
Number of Servings: 4


    1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    1 (8-oz.) piece Cuban bread, cut in half horizontally
    1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    12 large basil leaves
    5 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. black pepper
    cooking spray


1. Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 3 tbsp (about 8 minutes).
2. While vinegar reduces, brush cut side of top half of bread with oil. Top evenly with basil, cheese, and tomatoes. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Brush cut side of bottom half of bread with reduced vinegar; place on top of sandwich. Invert sandwich.
3. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add sandwich to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwich, and gently press to flatten. Leave skillet on; cook 3 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and bread is toasted. Cut sandwich into 4 equal pieces.

Serving Size: Makes 4 sandwiches

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NUTMEGX3.

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