Mozzarella, Roasted Pepper and Pesto Panini
with Herby Fries and Balsamic Rocket
Our Mozzarella, Roasted Pepper and Pesto Panini is a delicious veggie option that makes it easy to eat more veg in your diet and try something new!
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.
(May contain Celery)
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Mature Cheddar Cheese
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Halve the bell pepper lengthways and discard the core and seeds. Lay the pepper halves, cut-side down, onto a small baking tray. Drizzle with oil, then season with salt and pepper.
When the oven is hot, roast on the middle shelf until soft and slightly charred, 18-20 mins. Turn halfway through.
Meanwhile, chop the potatoes lengthways into 1cm slices, then chop into 1cm wide fries (no need to peel).
Pop the fries onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle over the dried thyme. Toss to coat, then spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.
Bake your herby fries on the top shelf until golden, 30-35 mins. Turn halfway through.
While everything roasts, halve the ciabatta. Spread each cut side evenly with the pesto.
Drain the mozzarella and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Pat dry with kitchen paper, then tear into small pieces. Grate the Cheddar.
Top each ciabatta base with the mozzarella pieces and grated Cheddar. Season well with pepper.
Once cooked, place a roasted pepper half on top of each cheesy ciabatta base.
Sandwich shut with the ciabatta lids and firmly press all the ingredients inside.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the panini, pressing down with a spatula or heavy-bottomed pan.
Cook, pressing occasionally, until the bread is golden and toasted and the cheese has melted, 2-4 mins per side.
Slice your panini diagonally, then divide between your plates with the herby fries alongside.
Share the rocket between your plates and drizzle over the balsamic glaze to finish.