Today’s antipasto panini recipe is one that I made out of necessity. I needed to use up some yummy turkey that I had in my fridge and decided to do a panini. I had seen similar recipes floated around and knew the basics. I wanted to add some provolone, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, and pesto. I didn’t do specific amounts because it is pretty much to taste as to how much you want on it.
It is also best if you can make it on some good Artisan bread. Most grocery stores now carry them in their bakery department. I have gotten it from Costco, Smith’s (Kroger), and Walmart. The bread absolutely makes the sandwich. You could always use whatever bread you have but it is well worth getting the Artisan bread. I also use jarred pesto and jarred roasted red peppers, but if you want to make your own, go for it.
I decided to call it an antipasto panini because it included a lot of the items found in antipasto. A traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella), pickled meats, and vegetables in oil or vinegar.Print