Summer Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup

  • TheMomChef Posted: 08/19/11
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    This is a very classic combination; tomato, basil and Mozzarella. The addition of reduced balsamic vinegar is a great idea. Unfortunately, the basil leaves were not enough to counteract the very sweet reduction. I would suggest rubbing the side of bread with extra virgin olive oil.

  • Oliver10 Posted: 08/24/11
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    My husband loved it and he is a meat & potatoes guy. Said to make sure to keep the recipe.

  • JuliaGulia529 Posted: 09/01/11
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    Simple, delicious, served it with some BBQ chicken and it was a winner.

  • Whygal Posted: 10/21/11
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    I don't know what I did but my balsamic reduction hardened once I made it. I had to pry it off the spoon, pan, and spatula; therefore, there were hard globs of it on the sandwich. I have another recipe that uses pesto rather than balsamic and evoo as the "spread." I think I will stay with that sandwich rather than this one. This is one of the few recipes from CL that has been a bomb for me.

  • Shariren Posted: 11/16/11
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    My husband and I made these as a light dinner and thoroughly enjoyed. The balsamic glaze is a little smelly to cook but completely makes the recipe.

  • SusanC10 Posted: 10/29/11
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    I have not made this reduction, but I often just use balsamic vinegar right out of the bottle on panini and it is delicious. This combination is outstanding on any bread.

  • ttsholland Posted: 05/10/12
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    excellent, just be careful the balsamic thickens quickly

  • ESmith6 Posted: 09/13/14
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    I made these for dinner tonight and took a couple of liberties with the recipe. First, I didn't want to risk ruining the balsamic so I just brushed it on the bread without reducing it. Second, I added bacon because my husband wanted some meat in the sandwich. It was delicious!!

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