April 19, 2010

Redeeming the Panini

Do you remember the expose in which I revealed the travesty surrounding the panini maker?  Well, anyone who knows me, knows I could not have rest until I found a way to turn that appliance to the side of good and nourishment.  At last, success was reached.  Say goodbye to those processed, nitrate filled meats.
Say hello to Chili Pepper's Caprese Panini!

Saturday, when Allen pulled out his griddler, I put my mind to work to find something that resembles nutritious food to press between those hot plates. I surely arrived at something delicious.

Here it is my masterpiece! 

Chili Pepper's Caprese Panini 

To begin with we spread a whole what hoagi roll (Allen sliced the top and bottom off to make it thinner) with home made pesto.  (I always make a bunch of this and freeze it during the summer to have on hand for quick sauces all winter long).   Then add tomatoes that have been sliced very thin and top with mozzarella cheese.  Fresh mozzarella would have been best but I had grated left over from Dish night on Friday so we used that.  Grill in panini maker and serve. 



  1. Ohhh yum!! I {double} love my panini bread maker! :)

  2. That sounds wonderful!! You're so creative :) Missed you this weekend. Happy Monday!!

  3. Yummy!
    Hope you guys are having an awesome week.
    Blessings, andrea

  4. Oh, you have hit a soft spot with me....THE PANINI! My sister has a panini grill and we just LOVE to use it!

    I can't wait to try your recipe! Thank you for sharing, Kat!


  5. Yum, yum! how did I miss out on that one Mom?