grilled veggie panini

★★★★★ 1
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By Donna Gray
from Sandy, OR

My vegetarian friends absolutely loved this, as well as my son! One way to get him to eat veggies.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 to 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For grilled veggie panini

  • 1 pkg
    pre made panini bread, in most deli sections
  • 1 md
    red onion
  • 2 lg
    portobello mushrooms
  • 1 sm
    zucchini
  • 1 sm
    yellow squash
  • 1 bunch
    kale
  • 1 sm
    can or jar prepared alfredo sauce. making your own or getting at an italian restaurant is better
  • 4 to 8 slice
    muenster cheese
  • 1 sm
    red, yellow, orange or green bell peppers. only 2 needed total.
  • 1 sm
    container crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 2 tsp
    each: coarse ground black pepper, coarse kosher salt, oregano and basil flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced or chopped garlic

How To Make grilled veggie panini

  • 1
    Turn your grill on med to med high. Mix balsamic vinegar, oil, water, garlic and all herbs and seasonings. Place in a large bowl or container.
  • 2
    Slice all veggies except mushrooms lenghth wise so that they are all as big in surface area as they can be, to about 1/4 inch thickness. Zucchini and squash into 4 long slices each. Leave the mushrooms whole. Put them all in the bowl with the balsamic marinade, coating each well. Let set about 10 minutes, turning at least once.
  • 3
    Place all veggies onto grill, mushrooms with cap side down. Pour any leftover marinade into the gill up side of mushrooms, and drizzle over all veggies on grill. This will get the flames going as well so be careful. Let cook til slightly tender, turning at least once. Remove each veggie as it is done until all are done. Mushrooms will burn fast so watch.
  • 4
    Heat and spread your prepared alfredo sauce onto one side of each piece of panini bread. Slice your mushrooms now to make big rounds like hamburger patties. Carefully place your hot veggies in layers, adding your cheese slices about halfway through. Sprinkle evenly with crumbled blue or gorgonzola cheese then top with leaves of kale. Slice each into half and enjoy.
  • 5
    Any leftover veggies can be chopped up and added with leftover alfredo sauce to some pasta. I have even made homemade pizza with the leftover veggies. Mmmmmmm

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