Monday, July 13, 2009

Chef Chuck's Grilled Zucchini Panini

Zucchine Panino

My summer panini has crusty Italian bread, garden fresh zucchini, grilled onions, red roasted peppers and a ricotta parmigiana spread. There are countless ways to make a panini I like the garden vegetables and a soft cheese. Ciabatta bread is a great choice for this recipe.

Summer Panini
crusty Italian rolls
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
red roasted pepper
1 garlic clove

Ricotta Dressing

4 tablespoons ricotta
2 tablespoons parmigiana, grated
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine ricotta dressing ingredients in a bowl set aside. Peel and slice zucchini long ways, brush with olive oil and grill both sides. Brush olive oil on full slices of onions and grill till soft and translucent. Grill bread till toasty then rub garlic clove on both sides. Assembly panini with slices of zucchini, red roasted peppers, onions and spread the ricotta mixture on the bread. Makes 2 panini.


  1. I love the healthy aspect of this particular panini. I am partial to the prosciutto and fontina panini but you have a winner her. I am going to try this!

  2. Hi Bridgett, I am glad you like! It is delish, don't forget the garlic rub! Enjoy, Thank You :)

  3. I so love courgettes & I so love ricotta !!! So, I will surely love these panini's!!

    Yummie all the way!

  4. mmm.... I do love a good panini!! This one looks extra tasty!!

  5. Hi Ash, This panini is pack with the flavor of veggie power!!
    Thank You, Enjoy:)

  6. You're killing me this morning. So visually appealing and I love all the ingredients. I need to make this.

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  9. Yes Live.Love Eat, I was building your appetite for Lunch !! Thanks So Much ! :)