Grilled Vegetable Panini

Grilled Vegetable Panini
Grilled Vegetable Panini loaded with zucchini, bell peppers and red onion. Topped with mozzarella and an Italian herb olive oil spread. Quick vegetarian meal!

 

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Grilled Vegetable Panini

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion cut in half and sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini sliced lengthwise
  • 3 cups bell peppers mix of yellow, red and orange quartered
  • salt and pepper
  • Italian herb oil recipe follows
  • 1/2 baguette cut into two sandwiches
  • 6 thin slices mozzarella

Italian Herb Oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Italian Herb Oil

  1. Combine all of the oil ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.

Grilled Vegetable Panini

  1. Toss red onion, zucchini, and bell peppers in olive oil until coated. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add vegetables to a hot grill and cook until caramelized and tender. Takes about 5 minutes on each side. Take off of the grill.
  3. To assemble your sandwich start by smearing the Italian herb oil on the inside of each baguette.
  4. Next layer each sandwich with grilled vegetables and top with sliced mozzarella. Place back of the grill and cook until cheese has melted 2-3 minutes on each side. Weigh the sandwich down with a cast iron skillet or a brick covered in aluminum foil. You can also use a cast iron burger press.