Salami and Fresh Mozzarella Paninis

Salami and Fresh Mozzarella PaninisSpicy Ontario salami is complemented with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves and a flavourful pesto. Serve with a fresh green salad for an easy but upscale lunch.

12 slices crusty Italian bread
1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oild
12 slices Ontario salami of soppressata
6 large slices fresh Mozzarella cheese (12 smaller slices)
12 basil leaves
2 tbsp (25 mL) pesto

Brush one side of each piece of bread with olive oil. Top 6 of the slices on the un-oiled side with salami slices, mozzarella and basil leaves.

Brush pesto over the unoiled side of the remaining bread slices and top to make 6 sandwiches (oiled sides out).

Grill sandwiches over medium high heat in a panini press or skillet until golden and cheese is melted. Slice in half and serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

PER SERVING: about 450 cal, 21 g pro, 35 g total fat (16 g sat fat), 11 g carb, 1 g fibre, 85 mg chol, 450 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 8%, calcium 6%, vit A 2%, vit C 0%

Source: ontariomeatandpoultry.ca