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Pesto Zucchini Tomato Panini

Pesto Zucchini Tomato Panini

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There’s no better time than right now to enjoy a zucchini and tomato panini slathered with fresh basil pesto. Whether you have a green thumb and pick these fresh from your beautiful garden or grab them from your local farmer’s market, these 3 are always a winning combo in my book! Add some cheese and some sort of crusty/firmer style bread and your are in for the win!

This post is going to be as quick as the recipe. I used my OptiGrill from T-fal, which you guys already know I love! It performs double duty on this recipe as it first grills the zucchini and then after you’ve built your sandwich, presses into a delightful panini.  Oh and don’t forget my favorite feature … once those grill plates have cooled down, you just need to pop them out for the easiest cleanup ever.

⇒You can read more about my OptiGrill HERE

If quick, tasty and convenient isn’t a winning combination at meal time then I don’t know what is. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy this stress free, flavorful meal in minutes!

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Zucchini Pesto Panini on Naan Bread

Pesto Zucchini Tomato Panini

Grilled zucchini, sliced tomato, cheese and pesto panini on naan bread
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 1 medium zucchini sliced into rounds
  • 2 plum tomatoes sliced into rounds
  • 1-2 Tblsp. Pesto
  • 8 slices of Gruyerre Fontina, or
  • Provolone Cheese
  • 1 Package of Naan Style Bread
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Olive Oil/Canola Oil Spray


  • Set your indoor grill to low/medium heat. * Season Zucchini rounds with salt & pepper. Spray grill plates lightly with oil. Place zucchini on grill and close for aprox. 5 minutes.
  • Spread pesto on flat side of one piece of bread; layer on zucchini, tomato & cheese. Place other Naan bread on top - flat side down.
  • Place panini on preheated grill, close and cook for 5-7 minutes. *


*the orange setting on the OptiGrill
*the Sandwich Button on the OptiGrill
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