Summer Panini


1 zucchini, cut diagonally into 16 1/4" slices
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 slices of ciabatta bread
1/4 cup Italian dressing
12 thin slices prosciutto
12 thin slices of provolone cheese
8 slices ripe tomato
12 large fresh basil leaves


Preheat an electric sandwich press or a stovetop grill pan. Brush zucchini slices with oil. Place slices, a few at a time, on sandwich press; close lid. Grill 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender (if using an open grill pan, turn slices halfway through grilling).

Continue grilling zucchini slices in batches until all are cooked. Transfer zucchini to a plate; season with salt and pepper. Brush insides of bread slices with some of the Italian dressing.

For each sandwich, place 2 zucchini slices on bottom slices of bread, folding to fit. Top with 3 slices prosciutto, then slices of provolone cheese. Place 2 zucchini slices over cheese, then top with 2 tomato slices. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Top with 3 basil leaves and dressed bread tops.

Grill sandwiches in sandwich press or on grill pan with a weight on top 3 to 5 minutes, until pressed and crusty. Halve sandwiches on the diagonal.

How to Serve it Up

Square Dinner Plate
All Occasion Plate
All Occasion Napkins