Vegan Caprese Panini

For anyone with a dairy allergy, chanterelle mushrooms offer a fatty flavor that is the perfect replacement for cheese.


  • 1/2 pound chanterelle mushrooms, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 4 slices crusty Italian bread
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a medium pan, sautè mushrooms and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to the pan once the mushrooms have released any liquid and they start to look a little dry. Continue to sautè for a few minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Using some of the oil from the mushrooms, brush oil on the bottom of two slices of bread. Add tomatoes to each slice and season with salt. Add some basil leaves and the mushroom mixture. Top each with another piece of bread and brush more oil on the top of the sandwiches.
  3. Put in a panini press and toast until golden brown.