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Salami and Fresh Mozzarella Paninis

Spicy 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
 ¼ 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.

Cook's Notes:

Makes 6 servings