Monday, April 28, 2014

Veggie Panini with Herb "Fries"

Did the title sell you? Please say it did! If not, I hope I can change your mind by the end... Yes, Conveying Awareness has done it again! Look right here for an easy and satisfying meal! Enjoy a vegetable panini paired with herb & cheese encrusted red potatoes. YUM-O! 

Fries - Ingredients:
3 medium red potatoes, washed and sliced
2 tbs EVOO
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp onion & herb (salt-free) Mrs. Dash seasoning
1 tsp parmesan cheese

1. Coat sliced potatoes in EVOO. Sprinkle herbs of choice and bake in a lined pan (can use parchment paper) for 40 minutes in a 425* oven. 

2. While fries are baking, heat the Cuisinart grill (that's what I use) to medium-high heat. 

Panini - Ingredients:
4-6 slices of sourdough bread 
1+ tbs butter, divided
3+ tbs pesto, divided (see recipe here)
1/2 cup fresh spinach, washed and dried
1 avocado thinly sliced 
1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella, divided
S&P to taste
1 - Cuisinart grill, grill pan, etc

1. Add pesto to inside slices of bread. Top with sliced avocado (seasoned with S&P if you like), fresh spinach, and shredded mozzarella. Place the slices together and spread butter on outside of bread. Place in Cuisinart grill until the outside of the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted in the middle - about 4 minutes. 

2. Repeat steps until you've made all of the sandwiches (panini) you'd like. 

3. Serve the panini with fries (herb & cheese encrusted potatoes). 

Buon Appetito!

Choose, eat, and live well! =)


  1. This looks great. I love adding herbs to my dishes. I haven't used rosemary for while, but I will get some tomorrow and use it for the herb fried.

    1. Rosemary is one of my go-to herbs. It must have been the 3 years I spent in Italy. They used it on their 'fries' all the time!

  2. These look great Jessica. I like home fries quite a bit. Fresh herbs make them fantastic. Your panini sounds delicious too.

  3. Hi Jessica,
    This looks amazing. I really need to start making home fries and I love the idea of adding parmesan and herbs to them. The panini looks great too. Thanks, I will have to try these.