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Thank God it has finally started to rain! My poor little garden was starting to look like a pipe dream. It looks much better now.

My squash are finally starting to bear.

I love caprese salad better than anything else in the summer time. It is so fresh, tasty, easy, and cool. This sandwich is just as easy and tasty. Would it be too much to have a caprese panini and a caprese salad?!?

Caprese Panini

  • 2 slices country-style bread, each 1/2 inch thick
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tomato slices
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 fresh basil leaves

Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil. Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface. Spread the top of each slice with 1 Tbs. mayonnaise. Place the cheese on one slice and top with the tomato slices. Drizzle with the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Top with the basil, then with the other bread slice, oiled side up.

Place the sandwich on the preheated panini maker and cook according to the manufacturers instructions until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.