Grilled Pesto Veggiewich


Years ago, I ate my first “veggiewich” at a restaurant and I was hooked.  Vegetables never tasted so delicious yet made such a hearty meal.  My home version incorporates my Asiago Pesto Spread, although your favorite pesto would be perfect.

This time, I used leftover Balsamic Dijon Grilled Vegetables and fresh mozzarella cheese. Havarti with dill is another good choice.  Using this 3-ingredient marinade for the vegetables is another favorite. By simply grilling some extra veggies one night, you can have a casual, quick, round-two dinner that is sure to please.

For details on how to grill the vegetables, click on the above link for Balsamic Dijon Grilled Vegetables….but don’t forget about the versatile 3-ingredient marinade. : )

Grilled Pesto Veggiewich
The suggestions below are just that. Feel free to use any combination of grilled–or even roasted–vegetables and mix up the cheese and extra toppings as desired.
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  1. grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, portobellos, asparagus, carrots. and onions (Leftovers are fine.)
  2. multi grain bread, or a hearty bread of choice (I like to use Ezekiel’s sprouted multigrain bread.)
  3. pesto, homemade or purchased
  4. olive oil
  5. mozzarella, havarti with dill, or another cheese of choice
  1. tomato slices, sprouts, spinach
  1. Brush one side of bread slices with olive oil. On the non-oiled side, spread the pesto, and then layer grilled veggies, tomato or other optional vegetables, and a thin layer of cheese to cover.
  2. Place another piece of bread on top, olive oil-side up, and grill in a panini press for about three minutes or on a stove-top skillet or grill pan until both sides are golden and the cheese is melted.
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Perhaps my favorite marinade of all time is also the easiest.  This plateful of colorful veggies was made using a marinade with three simple ingredients.

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  2. Jennifer

    I love using my little indoor grill to make panini’s and this one looks awesome! I saw this on Amee’s Fit and Fabulous Fridays. I’m going to give your pesto a try too. I’ve been looking a good recipe for a while now; my basil plant is getting humongous and I’ve never tried making my own pesto before!

  3. Randy

    I don’t have a panini grill so I use my G. Foreman grill. If you don’t have one most of the time you can pick one up for around $5 at a 2nd hand store.

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