Sandwiches don’t have to be boring – take your lunches from blah to ooh-la la with a panini press! Just a couple of minutes on that grill and you won’t ever go back to cold cuts. Enjoy these 8 perfect panini recipes:
1) Two-Cheese Panini with Tomato-Olive Pesto
Take your grilled cheese to the next level by adding mozzarella and provolone with a zesty tomato-olive pesto. The pesto is made by simply throwing sun-dried tomatoes, olives and oregano in a food processor – it couldn’t be easier! Get the recipe, here.
2) Smashed Chickpea and Avocado
Chick peas make a great sandwich filler! They’re hearty, delicious and can stand up to dressing without getting soggy. This panini recipe is packed full of flavour with fresh basil, avocado, roasted red peppers and a sharp cheese like asiago to top it all off. Get the recipe, here.
3) Brie, Fig and Pear
The sweetness in this panini brings out the delicate flavours of all three of the main ingredients. A complex flavour combination that would also work great cut up as appetizers at your next gathering. Get the recipe, here.
4) Chicken Bacon Avocado
This simple panini recipe is practically perfect! The creamy avocado balances the ranch flavour and the bacon so no flavour is over-powering. Get the recipe, here.
5) Prosciutto and Mozzarella
Balsamic vinegar. Fresh mozzarella. Salty prosciutto. What’s not to like? It’s a twist on a classic Italian sandwich that will make your mouth water. Get the recipe, here.
￼6) Roast Beef with Horseradish
All the flavour of a roast beef dinner wrapped up in a panini! Provolone cheese and a ripe, zesty tomato cut the heaviness of the roast beef. This simple panini is also a great way to use up leftovers from dinner the night before. Get the recipe, here.
7) Apple Pie Panini
Your panini press doesn’t have to be just for sandwiches! This apple pie recipe is one part french toast, one part fresh out of the oven apple pie. The secret is using mascarpone cheese sweetened with honey for a creamy centre. Top with vanilla ice cream for a truly decadent desert! Get the recipe, here.
8) Strawberry Banana Nutella!
If you love chocolate, try this simple panini made with chocolate, bananas and strawberries. Perfect for a quick desert, or even a breakfast on the go if you’re looking for something sweet in the morning. Get the recipe, here.
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