Broccoli-mozzarella panini with marinara and honey-glazed carrots

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

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Broccoli-mozzarella panini with marinara and honey-glazed carrots

Vegetarian, Family-Friendly, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 730 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

We love how slightly bitter baby broccoli dances with sweet marinara and creamy mozzarella in this balanced vegetarian panini.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 7 ounces organic baby carrots
  • Sun Basket honey-Dijon blend (honey - Dijon mustard)
  • 10 ounces organic baby broccoli
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • ¼ pound fresh mozzarella
  • Sun Basket marinara (tomatoes - fresh garlic - tomato paste - balsamic vinegar - EVOO - onion powder - kosher salt - dried oregano - black pepper - dried thyme)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 730, Protein: 26g (52% DV), Fiber: 9g (36% DV), Total Fat: 33g (51% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 11g (55% DV), Cholesterol: 45mg (15% DV), Sodium: 1170mg (49% DV), Carbohydrates: 79g (26% DV), Total Sugars: 13g, Added Sugars: (honey): 2g (4% DV).
Contains: Milk, Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Prep and cook the carrots

  • Cut the carrots on the diagonal into 1-inch lengths.
In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons butter or oil until hot but not smoking. Add the carrots, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in the honey-Dijon blend and ¼ cup [⅓ cup] white wine (from your pantry) or water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender and lightly browned and the liquid is slightly thickened to a glaze, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
While the carrots cook, prepare the baby broccoli.

2

Prep and cook the baby broccoli

  • Trim the root ends from the baby broccoli; cut the broccoli into 1-inch pieces.
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp].
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the broccoli, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green and crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and as many chile flakes as you like and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Wipe out the pan.
While the broccoli cooks, prepare the ciabatta and mozzarella.

3

Toast the ciabatta; warm the marinara

  • Cut the ciabatta in half horizontally; drizzle or brush the cut sides with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt.
  • Cut the mozzarella into ¼-inch-thick slices.
In the same pan used for the broccoli, place the ciabatta, cut sides down, and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Alternatively, toast in the toaster. Transfer to a plate.
In the same pan over medium-low heat, add the marinara and cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, 1 to 3 minutes.

4

Assemble the panini

If broiling the panini, set an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and heat the broiler.
Place the ciabatta roll bottoms, cut sides up, on a work surface or, if broiling, on a sheet pan. Top with the broccoli, marinara, and mozzarella. If desired, broil until the mozzarella is melted, 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from the oven. Close the panini with the ciabatta roll tops.

Serve

Transfer the panini to individual plates and serve the carrots on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Set the timer for the carrots.
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Drizzle the ciabatta with oil.