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How to Make a Panini Sandwich

Panini sandwiches originated in Italy. Traditionally, they referred to small hot rolls of Ciabatta and Rosetta that are filled with salami, ham, cheese and slices of tomatoes. Today, there are a lot of available variations of the recipe. One of which is the vegetable mozzarella Panini recipe given below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded
  • 1 medium sized zucchini
  • 1 eggplant
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 roll of French baguette
  • 3 cups of thinly sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • ΒΌ cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Cut the vegetables into long strips.
  2. Brush the cut vegetables with olive oil and season according to taste. Then, grill them for at least 5 minutes on each side or until you see that they are cooked and ready.
  3. Prepare the bread by brushing the insides with olive oil. Toast the inside of the bread on the pan until it acquires a light brown color.
  4. Assemble the Panini by making layers out of the grilled vegetables, cheese and basil.
  5. If you wish, you may want to drizzle the fillings with a simple vinaigrette to enhance the flavor.
  6. Cut into smaller portions and serve while the sandwich is still warm.

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