Pressed Mozzarella Sandwich



Happy St. Patrick's Day! I luckily have "green" in my last name, but I believe you'll avoid getting pinched upon serving this green goodness of a sandwich! Feel free to improvise. I think you'll love the tanginess of dijon, the crunch of arugula and radish, and the creaminess of fresh mozzarella and avocado. Well balanced and well deserved.


Makes 1 sandwich

1 teaspoon olive oil 2 slices ciabatta bread 3 slices maple honey turkey 4 slices fresh mozzarella 1/4 avocado, sliced 1 teaspoon basil pesto 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 handful arugula 1 radish, thinly sliced

1. Turn broiler on high. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small skillet on stovetop over medium heat.

2. Spread pesto on one ciabatta slice, and top with mozzarella slices and avocado. Spread mustard on other slices, and add turkey, arugula, and radish. Fold two sandwich halves together.

3. Carefully place sandwich in heated skillet and press sandwich with another heavy skillet (I used a baby cast iron skillet). Flip after 3 minutes.

4. Place skillet directly into broiler for 2 minutes, until mozzarella begins to bubble. Slice sandwich in half and serve warm.