Summer Panini Sandwiches with Balsamic Vinegar


Serves 2

2 flatbreads or 4 slices of country bread
4 slices of thinly cut prosciutto
6 pieces of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella
½ pint grape tomatoes, washed and patted dry
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. good quality olive oil
1 pinch Kosher Salt
6-8 fresh basil leaves


1. Cut grape tomatoes in half or into thirds. Place them in a bowl and toss with vinegar, olive oil and salt. Allow them to sit for at least 10 minutes, or up to an hour at room temperature.
2. Lay bread open on the counter. Place 2 pieces of prosciutto on one slice of bread. Layer on 3 slices of mozzarella, then 3-4 basil leaves. Top with half of the tomatoes.
3. Drizzle the remaining slice of bread with some of the balsamic/olive oil mixture at the bottom of the bowl. Close sandwich.
4. Sandwich can be toasted on panini press, in a skillet or eaten as is.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Sandwiches are a great dinner, especially in the summer. Try substituting roasted red peppers or eggplant for a new, flavorful, twist on this old favorite.

Naptime Stopwatch

Making this sandwich takes 10 minutes from start to finish.

Naptime Reviews

This is definitely a family friendly meal, my daughter eats pressed sandwiches like there is no tomorrow. Though she did pick out the basil leaves this time because she didn’t know what they were for…

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