Here's my favorite panino recipe!!!
1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Get a loaf of ciabatta and cut to the size sandwich you want to make.
Spread some of this oil on each side. Then here's what I add:
water-packed mozzarella, sliced
roasted red pepper
fresh tomatoes (roma or whatever looks the best)
handful of mesclun mix
Pack all of that onto the sandwich and grill - it is HEAVEN!!!!
I tend to use these same ingredients for several things - here's a link to my favorite antipasto salad Antipasto Salad with Basil Dressing
I also made a pasta salad by including all of the above ingrdients and adding small bowtie pasta and frozen peas (unthawed of course!). Then the dressing for this was the basil oil above and a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar. In this salad I used grape tomatoes cut in half.