2 Large Beefsteak tomatoes
1 (16-ounce) ball fresh mozarella
12 slices of bakery white bread
1 cup prepared Pesto
Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
Preheat a panini grill machine
Core the tomatoes and slice the tomatoes and mozzarella 1/4-inch thick. Place the bread slices on a work surface. Place a layer of mozzarella on half of the bread and cover with a layer of tomato. Sprinkle the tomato with salt. Place the remaining slices of bread, pesto side down, on top. Spread the top and bottom of each sandwich with softened butter. Grill the sandwiches in bathces on the panini grill for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mozzarella starts to ooze. Cut each sandwich in half, and serve warm.
For this sandwich I used all ingredients from Trader Joe’s minus the bread. The pesto, tomatoes, and part skim mozzarella cheese. It was really delicious and you know what Ina always says “Use the best ingredients.” I did, and the bread was from the Honey White Bread that I made yesterday. Reminds me of eating at Panera. 🙂