Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Squash Veggie Panini

Sometimes you want hot food even though it's hot outside. I know I do. There's something comforting about a hot meal, especially at the end of a frustrating workday.

I had some veggies I want to cook, but I didn't want to turn on my oven. And I have a toaster oven, but I didn't want to carry it up from the basement. Let's blame the heat for my laziness.

However, let's thank my laziness for inspiring this amazing dinner! I present to you: the summer squash veggie panini.

You could use bread. I had tortillas on hand, but no bread. Pretty common in my house, as you might guess.

The zucchini and summer squash are from Price Chopper, but supposedly local. They were really quite tasty. I sliced them, brushed them with olive oil, and grilled them in a George Foreman grill with a little garlic salt and Penzey's Mural of Flavor. Mrs. Dash or something similar would work as well, just to give the veggies a little extra kick.

The grilled veggies went in the carbs with some fresh basil and fresh mozzarella.

Throw that all back on the George Foreman grill long enough to make the cheese melty.

Eat and freakin' enjoy! You could use different veggies or different cheese. I'm going to make this again really soon with some goat cheese.

Summer Squash Veggie Panini
(makes one sandwich)

1 tortilla (or 2 slices bread)
1/2 small zucchini, sliced
1/2 small summer squash, sliced
Olive oil
Garlic salt
Mural of Flavor
Fresh basil
Fresh mozzarella, sliced

1. Heat up George Foreman grill.
2. Brush veggies with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt and Mural of Flavor.
3. Grill veggies until softened a bit.
4. Assemble sandwich. Place back on grill.
5. Cook until cheese melts.

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