Panini Pesto

13 October 2023


  • 2 Mini baguettes
  • Vegan pesto
  • 1 Ball of vegan mozzarella (or any vegan cheese)
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Oregano, for garnish

Vegan Pesto

  • 100ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g Pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 Bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 Dash of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First make the vegan pesto. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. You can add extra oil or water if it tastes too strong.
  2. Halve each mini baguette, then spread each half with the vegan pesto. Top with the cheese and then layer on the sliced tomatoes, red onion and black olives. Garnish with oregano.
  3. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 20–25 minutes or until the paninis are brown and crunchy.
  4. When ready, remove from the oven and serve while hot.


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