This recipe for Italian BLT Paninis was sponsored by Mission Foods® and uses Mission Foods® Gluten-Free Spinach Herb Tortillas making this recipe a perfect gluten-free lunch.
It’s fun to take a favorite food, or in this case a sandwich, and put a few twists on it to make it your own. I love a good BLT, but when you’re looking for a gluten-free option, most breads fall out of the picture. Enter the gluten-free tortilla. Mission Foods® has always made great flour tortillas, so it’s no surprise that they are now making delicious gluten-free tortillas. For this BLT twist, I grabbed spinach and herb tortillas which prompted me to use spinach inside instead of lettuce. Then, instead of using bacon, I went with Italian pancetta (similar to bacon except that it is not smoked and is rolled before being sliced so it comes in nice circles). I kept the tomato the same, but added Fontina cheese to the mix to glue all the ingredients together as I grilled it. It comes together as a fusion of different lunch favorites – part BLT (or should we now say “PST”!), part panini, part quesadilla – and is so very tasty.