Friday, 15th December 2017

#SimpleFacts – Mozzarella pesto panini

#SimpleFacts – Mozzarella pesto panini
Combine a medley of signature Italian ingredients and everyday home cooking with this delightfully simple recipe. The delectable pairing of flavour-filled sundried tomatoes and punchy green pesto, infused together in a way only melted mozzarella can achieve, housed within two slices of crunchy, buttery brown bread makes for a super-comforting lunchtime snack. 

SimpleFact #112 - One ounce of Mozzarella has over 18 per cent of the RDA of calcium

Ingredients:

Wholemeal Brown Bread – Two slices - Buttered on both sides
Green Pesto
Sundried Tomatoes 
Fresh Mozzarella 
Seasoning – Salt and Pepper
Basil 

Method:

Take a frying pan or wok with a large base and heat on a medium setting before placing one slice of bread into the pan, ensuring the bread is buttered on both sides. Spread two to three teaspoons of pesto evenly across the bread and add sundried tomatoes. Some like to pre-slice the tomatoes, but whole, straight from the jar, makes for some bursting flavour pockets within the panini, without overpowering the rest of the flavours. Last but not least, add chunks of sliced mozzarella before closing the panini. Cook until the bread is golden brown, and the cheese is sufficiently melted and serve with some torn basil leaves to garnish. Bellisimo!

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