Roasted Vegetable Panini/ Chef MN Cafe, Fort Lauderdale

(WSVN) - A healthy meal doesn’t have to be without flavor. To prove it, a South Florida chef prepares a meal that’ll have your family eating their veggies and asking for more. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Michael Nichols
The Restaurant: Chef MN Cafe, Fort Lauderdale
The Dish: Grilled Vegetable Panini

1 square of focaccia bread
3 slices of grilled zucchini
1/4 roasted red bell pepper
1/4 cup herbed goat cheese
1/4 cup of tomato jam (recipe below)
extra virgin olive oil

Tomato jam:
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 extra virgin olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:
For tomato jam: add ingredients to food processor and blend until ingredients form a jam consistency.

For panini:
Spread focaccia with jam and goat cheese. Top with zucchini and bell pepper. Brush both sides of panini with olive oil. Press in a panini press until focaccia gets crispy.

1 per person. Serve with salad on side.

Chef MN Cafe
100 SE 3rd Ave #500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

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