This delicious lunch or dinner recipe incorporates a multi-ethnic twist. It takes the traditional BLT sandwich but adds an Italian flair with pancetta instead of bacon, and then adds cheese and wraps it all up in a tortilla for a south-of-the-border influence. Is it a panini, a quesadilla, a BLT? You decide.
Pork, Gluten Free, Lunch, Sandwiches, Quick and Easy
Calories: 728 kcal
packed fresh basil leaves
fresh lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
10-inch Mission Foods® Gluten Free Spinach Herb Tortillas
fresh spinach leaves
Pre-heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pancetta slices until they are light brown on both sides - about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked pancetta to a paper towel lined plate – it will get crispy as it cools.
Using a food processor, combine the mayonnaise, basil and lemon juice, processing until smooth. Drizzle in a little olive oil (about 1 to 2 teaspoonand season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Pre-heat a panini maker or stovetop grill pan.
Spread some of the basil mayonnaise on one side of the spinach tortillas. Top with the Fontina cheese, covering the entire tortilla. Place some spinach on one half of each tortilla and then top with 2 or 3 slices of tomato. (If the tomatoes are large, cut the slices in half.) Place 4 slices of the cooked pancetta on top of the tomato and then fold the other side of the tortilla over the pancetta.
Brush the panini maker or grill pan lightly with some olive oil. Place the stuffed tortilla on the grill and brush the top with a little more olive oil. Cook until the paninis are lightly browned and the cheese has melted. If you are using a grill pan, place a weighted press or frying pan on top of the tortilla and flip the tortilla once the bottom has browned.
Cut the Italian “BLT” Paninis in half and serve immediately.
Italian BLT Paninis
Amount Per Serving (1 panini)
Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g
Saturated Fat 22g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.