May 6, 2013

Roasted Vegetable Panini with Pesto

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This is our (current) all-time favorite sandwich. We are obsessed. The recipe makes a large amount because I always figure... if I'm going to roast veggies, I'm going to ROAST veggies! I love having plenty because they are a total weakness of mine and I can't resist snacking on them as I assemble the paninis. And if there are any leftovers, I save and reuse them in something else. Every other time I've made these, I've also used asparagus which I recommend if it's available.


Vegan (with vegan cheese and vegan pesto)
Gluten-free (with gf bread)
Makes about 4 paninis (reduce if desired)

Ingredients
3 bell peppers (I use 2 red, 1 orange)
1 onion
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
Asparagus
Shredded mozzarella
Feta
Pesto (try homemade!)
Italian bread (2 slices per sandwich)
Olive oil
Kosher salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 425.
Cut pepper and onion into strips, and asparagus in half.
On a baking sheet, toss veggies with olive oil and kosher salt.
Roast for about 25-30 minutes.
On a skillet over medium heat, place a slice of bread. Sprinkle mozzarella and feta.
Add a generous layer of vegetables. Spread pesto on a second slice of bread and place on top, lightly pressing down.
Heat about 5-8 minutes on each side or until warmed through and cheese is melted.

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14 comments:

  1. I love roasted veggies and I love pesto, so this sandwich is a no-brainer. Yum!

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    1. Totally agree - two awesome ingredients I couldn't live without :)

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  2. Oh that looks delicious! I always want to make pesto but pine nuts here are so expensive!

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    1. Thanks Justina! You could definitely replace the pesto with other spreads if pine nuts are too expensive where you are. I actually went the lazy route this time and used store bought. But there is nothing like fresh homemade pesto, yum! :)

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  3. I love all of these things. This is the type of food that makes me geek out! Pesto made with pistachios is awesome too. Yay for grilling season!

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    1. Hi Crystal! I've never had pesto made with pistachios but that sounds amazing! We would for sure love that - must try soon :) Thanks!

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  4. This looks so delicious!!!!

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  5. i'm getting a panini press soon as a going-away gift. i'll have to add this to the list of paninis to make!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! Have fun with your new panini press. Mmmm... so many possibilities :)

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  6. Made this tonight sans asparagus. So good! Thanks for the ideas. I'm I love with your site. Do you have an Instagram feed?

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    1. Hi Nichole! Yay! Happy to have you here and so glad you enjoyed the panini!! I don't have an instagram feed right now, but I suppose I should consider getting one to keep up with the times, huh? ;) Thanks for the message!

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  7. Oh man, I made these yesterday, and they were AWESOME. I even made homemade pesto for the first time ever; turned out so good! Great simple sandwich! Thanks for the ideas, great site! Making the spinach/black bean enchiladas tomorrow too!

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    1. Hi Alison! Thanks for coming back and letting me know you liked the panini. And nice work with the homemade pesto!! Always tastes so much better than store-bought :) Hope you loved the enchiladas too!

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