8 ounces sliced 33%-less-sodium cooked deli ham (such as Healthy Choice)
2 sweetened hot cherry peppers, sliced
1 large plum tomato, thinly sliced
How to Make It
Brush cut side of the bottom bread half with mustard; brush cut side of top half with vinegar. Top bottom half with mozzarella, basil, ham, peppers, and tomato. Top with remaining bread half.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwich to pan; top with another heavy skillet. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Cut sandwich into 6 wedges.
Super yummy! We didn't use ciabatta, just grilled the sandwiches on our favorite bread, and they turned out great. The combination of flavors is wonderful. I couldn't find "sweetened" hot cherry peppers, just regular hot cherry peppers - which are HOT. One was enough to go around. I threw the leftovers in wraps to take to work, and those weren't bad either, considering they were missing the hot/melty/crusty element. Also, this recipe is identical to one from September 2010, but with a different picture...
It was literally 99 degrees in the shade today so I wanted to make an easy dinner that would involve a minimum of heat generation. I don't know that a sandwich is "worthy of a special occasion" but these were very very good. Highly recommend for a summer weekday dinner.
This was FANTASTIC!!! The only changes I made was I used roasted red peppers out of a jar and baby spinach instead of basil b/c that's what I had on hand, everything else was the same and my husband was going around to each of us to see if we liked it or if we had any leftovers so he could take them. Everyone loved this and, unfortunately for hubby, there were no leftovers. I've already been asked to make this again this weekend.
This recipe was a nice change from typical dinner fare. The flavors worked together really well, especially the balsamic and the basil. I made it exactly as written and served it with thick-cut potato chips on the side. I wouldn't recommend it for picky eaters or kids--it has a bistro taste that the less adventurous crowd doesn't appreciate. But overall a solid recipe and a quick dinner idea.
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