Dinner tonight was a pretty quick combination of recipes. First, I threw together Rachael Ray’s French Dip Panini (with a few minor modifications). Then I whipped up a two-minute caprese salad (which coincidentally is a perfect inclusion for Sweetnicks’ ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday).
Honestly, I dare say this is the first Rachael Ray recipe I have ever made. I came across it while looking at recipes on Everything Rachael Ray today and it just stuck in my head. So on the way home I made a quick stop at the store for the ingredients. Whipping it up was simple and easy. And the flavor was awesome. It was definitely a good first taste of her cooking. I might just have to try some of her other recipes too.
While at the store, some deliciously ripe plum tomatoes and bright green basil caught my eye. Next thing I knew I was slicing a plum tomato and mini fresh mozzarella balls and tearing up basil for a super-quick salad.
Here’s the caprese salad recipe. I will post the panini recipe on the flip-side.
1 plum tomato, sliced into six slices
2 mini fresh mozzarella balls, cut into three slices
2 large basil leaves, torn into pieces
Layer tomato slices and then mozzarella slices on a plate. Place the torn basil in the center of the slices. Drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt.