Friday, May 27, 2011

In The Kitchen: Spinach, Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato {Panini}

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I'm a sucker for anything with this combo: fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato.  If anything on any menu has those ingredients, I'm ordering it.  Usually I'm not disappointed.

I was planning a menu for a dinner party the other night and wanted something light, refreshing, and VERY tasty.  My husband and I are huge sandwich fans and use our George Foreman Grill to toast our sandwiches almost weekly.  So between my love for sandwiches and the ease of using the Foreman Grill, I decided to makes paninis.  Now, what to put on the sandwiches?  Here is what I came up with.  You won't be surprised by some of the ingredients:

  • Thick, soft bread (I used Italian)
  • Organic spinach
  • Fresh mozzarella (surprised?)
  • Deli turkey (fat-free)
  • Sun-dried tomatoes (surprised again!)
  • Dried basil (surprise #3)
    • I usually prefer fresh basil, but I wanted to use what I already had at home.

Layer everything between your bread and toast on the Foreman grill (or any other way you prefer). 

Viola!!  I served them with grapes, strawberries, pineapple, and tea.  So tasty, so refreshing, and very light.  No steak and potatoes here : )


  1. YUM!!! That is one of my favorite sandwiches, I eat it all summer long. (Sometimes I replace the fresh basil with pesto, it keeps longer)


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