Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spicy Moroccan Vegetarian Panini

Summer reminds me of grilled cheese sandwiches in Italy. Fortunately, good panini gadgets are abundant these days, and it is easy to make them at home. Here is today's variation:

2 slices of bread (I used homemade sourdough bread with rosemary (*), thinly sliced
1 TB olive oil
1 Tomato basil veggie burger (like Morning star)
1 roma tomato, sliced
1/2 TB harissa (spicy Moroccan condiment)
1-2 TB of crumbled feta cheese
1 few leaves of arugula

Preheat the panini maker, and grill the veggie burger. Meanwhile, brush the outer sides of the bread slices with olive oil (it helps to brown them nicely). Distribute the harissa on the slice of bread that is the bottom of the panini. Add the veggie burger and the tomato slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and the feta cheese. Top with arugula salad, and place the top bread on the panini. Transfer to hot panini maker and grill about 5 min.

(*) Note: I used half the recipe, added rosemary and baked it in a bread maker.


  1. Ohh, sourdough bread with rosemary sounds amazing! I will have to go and look for that bread. And your final result – delicious!

  2. This is so beautiful. Congrats on Top 9. GREG

  3. Congratulations for top9. Very nice panini, just for a lazy Sunday breakfast in summertime. Have a nice weekend!