Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Pesto Panini

A vegetarian sandwich that is very good for you, without all the mayo of a traditional sandwich by Lacey Johnston.
Serves 1.
  • 6" French Baquette or Pugliese, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  • 2 - 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 slices Mozarella or Provolone
  • 2 Roasted Red Peppers, seeded and sliced in half
  1. In a food processor, add basil and garlic. Pulse 2 - 3 times.
  2. Through feeder tube, slowly pour in olive oil until mixture becomes paste-like and spreadable, about 2 - 4 tbsp.
  3. Spread on insides of sliced bread.
  4. Top bottom slice with red peppers and cheese, put top slice on to form sandwich.
  5. Toast in a panini maker on medium heat for 3 - 5 minutes or until cheese is melty and bread is slightly toasted.

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