6 servings (serving size: 2 panini)

For the best flavor, look for high-quality imported olives, available at gourmet markets or large supermarkets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare broiler.

Step 2

Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand for 10 minutes. Peel and cut into strips. Combine peppers and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Place bread on a baking sheet; broil 1 minute on each side or until toasted.

Step 4

Combine ripe olives and the next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl. Spoon about 1 tablespoon olive mixture onto each toast slice; top evenly with pepper strips, and sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons crumbled goat cheese. Cut each panino in half. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

psa1121's Review

July 04, 2009
Delicious! I used calamata olivaada from a jar, and jarred roasted peppers, well drained, and ciabatta bread. Plus extra goat cheese. The panini press makes it easier, but it can be done in a skillet if necessary. I also tried it with one thin slice of proscuitto and it was delicious! Use your imagination!! Infinitely variable. will definitely make again.