Vegetarian

Grilled Asparagus Tartines with Fresh Ricotta, Pesto and Scallions

March 12, 2012
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You can’t pinch this blog – I’m wearing my St. Patrick’s Day green this week! There’s nothing especially Irish about these Grilled Asparagus Tartines with Fresh Ricotta, Pesto and Scallions, but they usher in spring with plenty of bright green color, crunchy texture and fresh flavor. And, by the way, that’s homemade ricotta on there! […]

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Cheddar and Apple Butter Panini with Rosemary Candied Pecans

December 14, 2011
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I don’t know exactly how many panini recipes I’ve posted featuring cheddar and apples (four come to mind) but it’s got to be one of my favorite combinations. I couldn’t help but come up with yet one more once I read this Rosemary Apple Butter Grilled Cheese post on Framed Cooks. The addition of fragrant, […]

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Spicy Caponata Panini…a Guest Post from Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious

December 6, 2011
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How gorgeous does that Spicy Caponata Panini look? I can say this objectively because I didn’t actually make it. This one comes from my friend Michael Natkin of the blog Herbivoracious. Michael creates the kind of vegetarian dishes that I would choose over meat any day of the week – big flavors, colors and textures […]

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Grilled Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (+ Panini Press Giveaway from Sargento!)

September 6, 2011
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We’ve got teeny tiny grilled cheese sandwiches floating in our soup today! And a Panini Press giveaway sponsored by Sargento! I was first captivated by the idea of grilled cheese croutons on Pinterest and could not wait to make some of my own. Grilled cheese and tomato soup was my all-time favorite “special” lunch growing […]

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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tartine

August 23, 2011
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Yesterday’s White Bean-Chive Hummus lay the foundation for today’s hugely flavorful (and also quite healthy) Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tartines. The term “tartine” simply refers to an open-faced sandwich. You want to start with a nice-sized slice of grilled bread for this one to accommodate a good layer of hummus and a mound of these incredible […]

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Grilled Gruyere Panini with Pickled Sweet Onions

August 9, 2011
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For those who are counting, today marks the third occasion on which I’ve posted about Gruyère and onion panini (fourth, if you count the French Dip panini, which also contains roast beef). I’ve made these panini with caramelized onions and with marinated onions…now I’m pickling the onions. Seriously, the combination never gets old. There’s a […]

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Heirloom Tomato Panini…Relax and Simplify

July 25, 2011
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The temptation to sneak in a few slices of thick-cut bacon on these Heirloom Tomato Panini was so strong. I so badly wanted to just chop a little fresh basil from my garden and mix it in with the homemade mayo. Just one little piece of fresh mozzarella? But everything I’ve been hearing about the […]

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Grilled Ratatouille Panini + Pesto Giveaway!

July 12, 2011
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It’s not usually my style to wrap up my food in little bows, but today I’m making an exception for a few practical reasons. Not only do these Grilled Ratatouille Panini taste even better once the flavors of the grilled summer vegetables, fresh mozzarella and pesto have had the chance to mix and mingle a […]

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Cheese…On the Grill!

April 20, 2011
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I couldn’t resist the chance to fire up my parents’ grill while we were visiting in Arizona over spring break last week. The weather was in the 80s, which is just balmy for the desert. Since we’re continuing to celebrate Grilled Cheese Month here on Panini Happy, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity […]

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Squash Blossom Grilled Cheese

April 12, 2011
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The delicate, bright yellow flowers that squash produce before developing into the full vegetable are not only gorgeous to look at, but also edibly fabulous when filled with cheese. I procured some fresh squash blossoms this weekend from the renowned Chino Farm, filled them with goat cheese, herbs, shallots and garlic, tempura-fried them and nestled […]

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