Horseradish Cotija Caprese Panini

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Monica H

By
@MonisiaH

In honor of National Panini Month! This is a Caprese-Style Panini, fusing Mexican and Italian flavors, using cotija cheese instead of mozzarella, and spicing it up with horseradish. Tomato adds the necessary refreshing part and the basil is just necessary, period, lol.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
1-2
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min

Ingredients

2 slice
honey wheat bread
1 Tbsp
horseradish cream spread (i used helluvagood)
2-3 slice
tomato
3-5 slice
cotija cheese
3-4
fresh basil leaves

How to Make Horseradish Cotija Caprese Panini

Step-by-Step

  • 1Slice 3 slices tomato and 3-5 slices cotija cheese (depends how much cheese you personally like.. this is a salty cheese so think about that before you pile on 7 slices!). Set aside.
  • 2In panini pan, heat up olive oil. First lightly toast both sides of both slices of bread.
  • 3On one slice, assemble the horseradish spread, cotija cheese, tomato and basil.
  • 4Cover with the less-toasted side of the other slice of bread. Set a weight on top (I used this loaf pan). Toast in pan for 1-2 minutes.
  • 5Flip sandwich and toast (un-weighted) for 2 minutes on the other side.
  • 6Enjoy!

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About Horseradish Cotija Caprese Panini

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Regional Styles: Italian, Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy