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Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis


Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis Recipe. There’s nothing quite like a grilled panini for a quick and easy meal.

When it comes to flavor, it’s hard to beat the Italian classic combination of tomatoes and mozzarella.

It’s the perfect dish for a summer lunch, or dinner.

This vegetarian version is made with red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, Italian bread, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, baby arugula, and garlic.

Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis on a cutting board.

Weight Watchers Points


4 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 9 Green Plan
9 WW Smart Points

Why You’ll Love This Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis Recipe

Bursting with Tasty Flavors

This panini combines the classic flavors of fresh mozzarella, juicy plum tomatoes, and peppery arugula. The garlic-rubbed bread adds a subtle yet delicious hint of garlic that enhances the overall taste.

Health Benefits

Made with wholesome ingredients like fresh vegetables and whole milk mozzarella, this panini offers a balanced meal. It’s a great way to enjoy a healthy, satisfying lunch that fits into your Weight Watchers plan.

Easy to Prepare

With simple, straightforward instructions, this recipe is perfect for quick meals. It requires minimal prep and uses common kitchen tools, making it ideal for busy weekdays or a lazy weekend brunch.

Family-Friendly

These paninis are a hit with both kids and adults. The familiar flavors and fun, grilled presentation make it a great option for family meals. Plus, you can easily customize each sandwich to suit individual tastes.

Versatile

You can switch up the ingredients to suit your preferences. Add some pesto for extra flavor, or swap arugula for spinach. This recipe is flexible enough to accommodate whatever you have on hand.

Perfect for Gatherings

These paninis are not only tasty but also visually appealing, making them a great choice for casual gatherings or lunch with friends. They are easy to scale up, ensuring everyone gets a delicious sandwich.

Great for Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, these paninis can be reheated in a panini press or oven, and they still taste amazing. They make a convenient option for next-day lunches or quick snacks.

Tips and Tricks

Choosing the Bread

For the best panini, use a sturdy Italian bread that can hold up to grilling without becoming too soggy. Ciabatta or a rustic Italian loaf works perfectly.

Preparing the Ingredients

Let the mozzarella and tomato sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before assembling the sandwiches. This helps them to cook more evenly and blend their flavors better with the arugula.

Assembling the Sandwiches

Layer the ingredients evenly. Avoid overloading with cheese or tomatoes to prevent the sandwich from becoming too heavy and difficult to handle.

Grilling the Panini

Preheat the grill or panini press thoroughly before adding the sandwiches. This ensures that the bread crisps up nicely and the cheese melts evenly.

Flipping the Sandwich

When flipping the sandwich, use a wide spatula to keep the ingredients intact. Press down gently to compact the sandwich and ensure even cooking.

Rubbing the Garlic

Rub the garlic clove on the hot, grilled bread right after removing it from the grill. This infuses a subtle garlic flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the panini immediately for the best texture and flavor. Pair it with a simple side salad or a cup of soup for a complete meal.


2 Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis on a cutting board.

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Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis on a cutting board.

Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis

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Easy Grilled WW Tomato Mozzarella Paninis Recipe. This quick and easy meal is perfect for a summer lunch, or dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a grill or a panini press 
  • In a small mixing bowl, add red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Stir to mix well.
  • Using a basting brush, brush the oil mixture on one side of each of the slices of bread.
  • Layout 4 of the prepared slices of bread on a flat surface with the oiled sides up.
  • On each of the 4 slices of bread, add ¼ of the mozzarella cheese, then add tomato, and then ¼ of the arugula. Place the other bread slices on top with the oil side down.
  • Using non-stick cooking spray, coat both sides of the sandwich.
  • On the prepared grill or panini press, place the sandwiches and using a spatula, press the sandwich down. Cook for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the sandwich, press with a spatula, and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove panini from the grill or press, and rub garlic on the outside of the bread.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

4 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 9 Green Plan
9 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg
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