Basil Panini with Balsamic Spread


For the best results, preheat the press, and remember that it is better to cook a sandwich on lower heat for a longer time (rather than on high heat) so that the bread turns crisp and toasty without burning.


  • 2 teaspoons edible gardens Mission Fig/Date & Cherry Balsamic Spread
  • 2 slices ciabatta, 1 inch thick
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto or other salt-cured ham such as Serrano
  • 4 ounces fresh buffalo-milk mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • edible gardens Basil or Rosemary infused Grapeseed oil for brushing
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped finely


Preheat the press. Spread 1 teaspoon of Mission Fig or Date & Cherry Balsamic spread on each slice of bread. Place the ham on one slice and the mozzarella on the other. Close the sandwich and, using a pastry brush, brush grapeseed oil on the outside of the sandwich. Place on the panini press and grill until crispy and golden, about 4 minutes. Garnish with chopped basil leaves. This one is beautifully decorated with onions and tomatoes.

Love to Hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s