Here’s a sandwich that’s a riff on my favorite Italian street food—delicious and simple caprese panini with pesto!
If you have a panini press, go for it! I don’t have a panini press, and I don’t want one. Instead, I heat my cast iron grill pan, place the sandwich in the grill pan, then use a Le Creuset casserole lid to weigh it down.
I grill the sandwich for 3-4 minutes, then flip it and grill it for another 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt. Panini in Italy are toasted, but not really warm and gooey in the center like an American grilled sandwich; to keep it authentic, don’t go for a full melt.
Psst… try this homemade pesto recipe :)