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Mango Panini Recipe
'Wich of the Week: Prosciutto and Mango Panini

Prosciutto and melon is a classic Italian appetizer, but right now, the abundance of juicy, summery mango is too tempting to resist. Combined with the salty, cured ham, this tropical fruit works just as well, especially when freshly cut mint from your garden (or grocery store) is added to the mix.

To balance out the bold trio of mango, prosciutto, and mint, I went basic with the rest of the ingredients: bitter arugula to cut the sweetness, simple hollowed-out ciabatta for the bread, and mild mozzarella to meld it all together. The resulting recipe sounds divinely high-end, but it's just as easy to make as any old panini — whether you own a panini maker or not. Get the recipe, complete with step-by-step photos, when you

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Prosciutto and Mango Panini

Prosciutto and Mango Panini

Ingredients

  1. 2 small ciabatta rolls (individual sandwich size)
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 cup arugula
  4. 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, julienned
  5. 4 large slices of prosciutto
  6. 1/2 mango, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  7. 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds

Directions

  1. Preheat the panini maker or, if you don't own one, place a cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice the ciabatta rolls in half horizontally and scoop some of the bread out of the top half to hollow out. Drizzle the bottom half of each roll with olive oil.
  3. On each bottom piece of bread, pile half the arugula and top with half the mint.
  4. Lay two slices of prosciutto on the arugula, followed by the mango and the mozzarella, dividing equally between the two pieces of bread. To close each sandwich, cover with top half of ciabatta .
  5. Place sandwiches in panini maker for about 5 minutes, until cheese is fully melted. Or, if you don't have a panini maker, arrange sandwiches side-by-side on a baking sheet and cover with cast-iron skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, until cheese is fully melted.

Makes 2 panini.

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Comments
BellaTorro
BellaTorro
This sounds really good with the prosciutoo salty arugla with a pepper bite and the mango for that sweet omg I so want to make this
lavendera
lavendera
I'm really excited to try this, as I've been ready to use my mint plants in something delicious... Frika - I greatly dislike arugula, so I'm glad you said something about using spinach, I was wondering if I could replace it with that!
Frika
Frika
my sister wanted me to make this this weekend for her law school grad celebration. She had forgotten to get the arugula and the deli person seriously cut the procuitto wrong....but we made it work, used spinach, and chopped up the procuitto. It was a huge HIT!!!!
clew001
clew001
oh god! that sounds so goood. i am salivating
lisabarn
lisabarn
mmmmm, drool, must make!
aimeeb
aimeeb
Different.
lemuse20
lemuse20
Mmmm... I'm not a fan of proscuitto either, but everything else with it combined I think I just might like it! Especially the mango.
CoconutPie
CoconutPie
That is a genius idea! Those flavors must work so well together. :drool:
kr1sti
kr1sti
Oh god, that looks so good! I will totally try this at home. You guys made my day - I haven't seen such deliciousness for a long time.
starofsorrow
starofsorrow
That does look really good, though I'm not a fan of prosciutto!
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