Mozzarella Pesto Panini with Basil

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 3 min 1
Mozzarella Pesto Panini with Basil
Health Highlights
Dairy-free mozzarella and fresh herbs!


50 gm Dairy-free mozzarella cheese shreds, Daiya (or fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced)
3 leaf Basil, fresh
1/4 tomato Roma tomatoes (2 slices)
1/2 tbsp Basil pesto
1 bun(s) Bun, gluten free (small)


  1. If your bun is large, use only one halve by cutting it in half to make a small sandwich.
  2. Spread pesto on both sides of bun and lay the mozzarella on both halves.
  3. Place whole basil leaves and tomato slices on one half of the bun and top with the other half of the bun (tomato and basil should be sandwiched between mozzarella).
  4. Use a panini press to grill the sandwich for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts (see "Notes" below).




If you don't have a panini press you can put the sandwich in a frying pan on medium heat and place a pot/pan onto the sandwich with something heavy in it to squish it down. Toast for 2-3 minutes then flip the sandwich using the pot/pan to squish it down again.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 403
Calories from fat 195
Calories from saturated fat 45
Total Fat 21.7 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 869 mg
Potassium 192 mg
Total Carbohydrate 45 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Sugars 5.5 g
Protein 8.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2
Milk Alternative 1
Vegetables 0.2

Energy sources