Paninis, what isn't there to love? They are delicious, Lil Nas X titled a song after them, and they're easy to make. Enjoy this Lil Nas X-inspired tomato and mozzarella panini with basil and garlic-infused mayo the next time you listen. And yes, we checked what his favorite type of panini is, and this is it.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp of dry basil (for infusion)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed (for infusion)
  • 1 1/2 cups of avocado oil (for infusion)
  • 1 Tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp of lemon
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Bread of your choice
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)

LĒVO Prep

Pack LĒVO Herb Pod with 2 cloves of smashed garlic and 3 tablespoons of dry basil. Add the herb pod to the reservoir with 2 cups of avocado oil. Infuse for 30 minutes at 200 °F.

Instructions

Add 1.5 cups basil and garlic infused avocado oil to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Use a hand blender to emulsify the ingredients, starting with about 6-8 small pulses at the bottom of the bowl. When you see the ingredients start to come together, slowly bring the hand blender up until you reach a mayo-like consistency.

Spread the mayo on the bread of your choice. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. If you have any remaining basil & garlic infused oil, you can gently brush the outside of your sandwich for extra crispiness and flavor. Place the sandwich in a panini press or on the stove in a frying pan and press your sandwich for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.

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