You can have so much fun being creative when it comes to making panninis. You are only limited by your imagination. Another selling point to panninis, you can custom make each sandwich. This is a cinch in a house full of picky eaters!
This pannini started off with sliced red onion, minced garlic, chopped scallions and sliced roasted red peppers.
I was able to get my hands on a loaf of sun-dried tomato foccacia.
After slicing up the foccacia, I piled on the veggies with a little smoked turkey, a little smoked gouda and a sliced black olive or two and put them on the pannini press. Is it bad manners to stand in front of the pannini press and yell, "HURRY!"?
Oh, the smell and look at the grill marks! I don't know why, but grill marks make me drool.
I may not make the prettiest pannini on the block...talk about good!
Accompany your sammich with a crisp romaine salad sprinkled with a little crumble feta cheese and a couple of sliced black olives and crunchy croutons, then drizzle a citrus balsamic vinaigrette on top and you have a satisfying meal!
Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
Juice of one orange
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
Juice from one lime
Coarse Sea Salt to Taste
White Pepper to taste
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a measuring cup except the olive oil. Stream in the olive oil while whisking.