The uniform heat of a panini press gives these vegetable sandwiches just the right crispness. But they can easily be made without a press: Heat the panini in a heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat, and set another heavy skillet on top of them as they cook.



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  • Heat grill to medium. Grill peppers, turning occasionally, until charred, about 18 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for 10 minutes. Rub off skins, and remove ribs and seeds. Slice peppers into 1-inch-thick strips.

  • Meanwhile, lightly brush zucchini and squashes with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill until charred and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  • Spread bread slices with pesto. Top 8 slices with vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Sandwich with remaining bread.

  • Heat a panini press. Lightly brush sandwiches with oil. Press until bread is golden brown and crusts are crisp, 2 to 4 minutes.

Reviews (2)

20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
MINOUCHKA -- I made this wonderful Panini many times. It's so easy, healthy and absolutely great!!
Rating: Unrated
Adding this to my sandwich repertoire. Gonna add sliced portobellos next time.