Who doesn't love a good picnic in the summertime? I know I do! We like to pack up a picnic and head to our local state park every now and again for lunch and trail hiking. We'll take light foods since we'll be walking a few miles after lunch, so we usually whip up sub sandwiches or turkey wraps. I thought I'd do something a little different for our next picnic and make some mini ciabatta sandwiches. Jason is a huge fan of ciabatta bread and Italian meats, so I knew he was going to LOVE these Baked Italian Paninis from Golden Blossom Honey.
Don't let these mini sandwiches fool you. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in flavor! Prosciutto meat, gooey melted mozzarella, tomato, and herbs makes this a fantastic picnic option.
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
4 ciabatta rolls or 1 (16-ounce) loaf ciabatta bread, halved horizontally
8 ounces Italian ham, such as prosciutto or speck
1 (8 ounce) ball mozzarella fresca, thinly sliced
1 or 2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
12 large fresh basil leaves
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Mariah joined the Greenhouse Club last year and we ended up with quite a few herb plants. I was happy to be able to pluck some basil right from the pots on my window sill, all grown from my own daughter's hand, making this sandwich all that much more special.
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Do you plan on going on a picnic this summer?