Thursday, September 1, 2011
My friend Tina tortured us recently when she posted a picture of a similar sandwich to her Facebook. I don’t know where she got it, but I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
It always amazes me when something so simple can be this flavorful and satisfying.
Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnut & Tomato Panini
This is the time to enjoy those summer tomatoes, especially delicate and flavorful heirloom varieties.
2 five-inch pieces French bread
4-ounce package herb coated goat cheese
2 ounces walnut pieces
1 cup arugula
Ripe tomato slices
Drizzle of olive oil
1. Preheat Panini press to medium-high. Toast walnut pieces on a plate in the microwave for 45 seconds. Set aside.
2. Cut bread to make two hoagie type sandwiches. Take some of the stuffing out of the center of each slice. Just enough so you have a tunnel to place ingredients.
3. Spray the outside of bread with cooking spray. Spread 2-ounces of goat cheese on each sandwich. Divide and layer on the rest of the ingredients. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sandwich bread together.
4. Grill until cheese is warmed through and bread is toasted.
Calories 603. Fiber 5g. Fat 36g. Carbohydrates 50. Sodium 733mg. Protein 23g. Chol 26mg.
Recipe inspired by friend Tina. Photo and recipe from Laura Flowers.