Italian Vegetable Panini
Crisp, golden and oozing with melted cheese, this sandwich is filled with delicious flavors. Spinach, mushrooms and two cheeses combine for this gourmet treat.
Olive oil, as needed
1 lb. fresh spinach, cleaned, trimmed
1 lb. mushrooms, thinly sliced
1⁄2 lb. fontina
1⁄4 lb. Parmesan
16 slices Tuscan bread, toasted
1 small head iceberg lettuce, torn
6 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1. In a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat, sauté spinach in batches and season to taste. Set aside to cool.
2. In a lightly oiled skillet over high heat, sauté mushrooms until just tender. Set aside to cool.
3. Thinly slice cheeses.
4. Toast bread slices in oven. Drizzle half of the slices with olive oil; dust with pepper.
5. To assemble, layer lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheeses on one slice of toast, topping with oiled slice. Return sandwich to oven for approx. 3 min., or until cheese has melted.