When hunger strikes, strike back with a panino filled with pesto, arugula, artichoke, Prosciutto di Parma and Asiago cheese.

May the panini force be with you!


Pesto, Artichoke, Prosciutto and Asiago Panini

Inspired by Simple Italian Sandwiches.

  • 2 ciabatta buns, halved
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto (click here for a basil pesto recipe)
  • a handful of cleaned arugula leaves
  • small jar of artichokes packed in oil or water (be sure to drain the artichokes very well)
  • 6 slices of Prosciutto di Parma
  • 4 slices Asiago cheese
  • olive oil (to brush the top and bottom of the ciabatta buns before putting them on the panini press
  1. Heat your panini press.
  2. Spread the pesto over the bottom halves of the ciabatta buns.
  3. Divide the arugula evenly between the two ciabatta buns and layer the arugula over the pesto.
  4. Drain your artichokes well and divide them between the two panini. Layer the artichokes over the arugula.
  5. Divide the prosciutto between the two panini and layer it on the artichokes.
  6. Divide the Asiago between the two panini and layer it over the prosciutto.
  7. Cover the panini with the other half of the ciabatta buns.
  8. Brush the top and bottom of the buns lightly with olive oil. Place the panini in the press and grill on each side for 4 to 5 minutes, being careful not to burn the bread.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. Enjoy!

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