Basil, Mozzarella and Tomato Ciabatta Panini

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Max Pro Health Grill, Flat Plate & Air Fryer AG651
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 17 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Basil, Mozzarella and Tomato Ciabatta Panini


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy

Recipe tags


  • 1 ciabatta or 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 3-4 tsp pesto
  • 8 thin slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    To install the grill plate, slide it into the front of the base so it hooks in, then press down on the back until it clicks into place. Close the lid. Select GRILL, set temperature to HI and time to 8 minutes. Press the dial to begin preheating, (takes approximately 6 minutes).

  • Step 2

    While unit is preheating, slice ciabatta in half horizontally. Spread the pesto over the cut side of one half. Arrange cheese and tomato slices on top. Season to taste. Top with remaining bread. Brush bread over with a little oil.

  • Step 3

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated, open lid and place ciabatta on grill plate gently pressing them down to maximise grill marks. Close lid and cook for 4 minutes, open lid, turn over and press panini down onto grill plate. Close lid and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Serve hot with salad on the side.