• 1 loaf of soft bread
  • 2 tablespoons sweet butter mixed with finely chopped garlic
  • 2 yellow or red onions, sliced
  • 8 thin slices sweet pickles
  • 4 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto or ham
  • 8 thin slices home-made roast chicken or roast beef ( recipes follow)
  • 1 jar roast peppers
  • 2 avocados, thin sliced
  • fresh mixed green salad
  • homemade vinaigrette dressing for salad( recipe follow)

Cooking Steps: (need a Panini grill)

  1. In a sauce pan, sauté onion until caramelized. This can be done a day or hours ahead.
  2. Preheat Panini grill.
  3. Using rubber spatula spread butter mixture on one side of bread.
  4. On unbuttered side of bread, layer Swiss, roast beef or roast chicken, prosciutto, cooked onion, roast peppers, sweet pickles and avocado or mixed green. Sprinkle salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Cover sandwich with second piece of bread, buttered side up.
  6. You can grill the sandwich immediately or you can wrap the entire sandwich tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator a day before cooking.
  7. Place sandwich on pre-heated Panini grill and toast until bread is desired crispiness and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from grill and cut the sandwich into wedges and serve; serve the sandwich with mixed green salad, using vinaigrette salad dressing.
  9. Homemade vinaigrette salad dressing:
    1. In a bowl, mix together balsamic vinegar (1 Tsp), DJ mustard (1 tsp), lemon zest and lemon juice (half lemon), honey (1 tsp), chopped garlic, salt and pepper until all ingredients are combined.
    2. Drop in 1/3 cup olive oil and whisk constantly.

Panini Sandwich