I had leftover tapenade to use up as well as some French bread so I decided to make a panini. I added a bit of mozzarella and some tomato slices and this sandwich ended up being AMAZING. I loved the salty tapenade with the crisp bread and the gooey cheese. It was simple, quick (literally took 5 minutes), and so delicious. I am excited to say that I still have some tapenade and French bread left… guess what I’ll be having for lunch tomorrow!
Make the tapenade.
Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.
Place a little bit of mozzarella on top of one slice of bread. Add the tapenade to the top of the cheese followed by the tomato slices and a little more cheese. Place the other piece of bread on top.
Place into your panini pan (or grill pan). Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Side Note: I always cook my paninis dry. I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy. Try it – I bet you will like it and it’s way better for you!