Although I don’t eat a lot of bread, I find that having “sandwich night,” every once in a while helps alleviate my cravings. When I was a kid, my nickname was “cracker,” because all I ate was crackers and bread! Of course, my mother attempted to get me to eat anything but bread, a battle she apparently lost. For that reason, the Artichoke Pesto Vegetable Panini recipe satisfies my vice and is delicious. It even has vegan pesto!
Despite my many vices, I created a 25 minutes and done sandwich. Using my Cuisinart Panini Maker makes the process easy, but you can make the sandwich in a pan just as easily. Additionally, you do not need any butter, oil, or spray for a pan or the panini maker; the bread will toast without it.
First, choose the vegetables you want to enhance the pesto in your sandwich. For this vegetable panini, I chose tomato, red onion, spinach, and avocado. But, feel free to switch it up, depending on your preferences. Arugula is always great on a vegan pesto sandwich, because of its peppery taste.
Despite my love for Artichoke Pesto, I have provided 2 pesto recipes without nuts below from my Skinny Basil White Bean and Chickpea Dip and Sandwich Spread and Skinny Roasted Vegetable Pesto Pasta Salad. Hopefully, this will meet the needs of all dietary restrictions. Also, feel free to use gluten-free bread. It will work just as well.
When you are looking for a quick and easy dinner, in 20 minutes or less, try an Artichoke Vegan Pesto Vegetable Panini. You won’t be disappointed.