The Vegetarian Roman Panini
A vegetarian panini that packs so much flavor, you won't miss the meat!
This tasty panini will be sure to please both vegetarians and meat lovers alike!
What You'll Need:
For the Panini:
4 slices Whole Grain Bread 1 Yellow Heirloom Tomato, sliced thickly 2 Portobello Mushrooms 1 Mozzarella ball, sliced thickly Balsamic Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For The Arugula Pesto:
1 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese (can substitute parmesan) 2 cups Arugula (aka Rocket) packed 2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves packed 1/2 cup Walnuts 8 cloves garlic Garlic 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oli 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
Marinate Portobello Mushroom in 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons, balsamic and ¼ teaspoon salt for ten minutes.
Coat frying pan with olive oil and cook Portobello mushroom on medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side.
Combine Arugula Pesto ingredients in a food processor to create pesto.
To cook panini- Spread pesto on inside of each slice of bread. Add slice of tomato, mushroom and mozzarella. Press with a Panini press.
Serve immediately with extra pesto on the side for dipping!