Prosciutto Panini with Black Bean Tapenade

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Prosciutto Panini with Black Bean Tapenade

Prosciutto Panini with Black Bean Tapenade

  • Author: Ontario Bean Growers
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: sandwiches


Salty prosciutto, savoury roasted vegetables, fresh mozzarella and a black bean tapenade is pressed between whole grain rye bread for a delicious lunch or dinner.


  • 1 large red pepper, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) slices
  • ½ sweet onion, quartered
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • ¼ lb (100 g) thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 9 oz (250 g) fresh mozzarella, sliced*
  • 8 slices whole grain rye bread


Black Bean Tapenade:

  • ½ cup (125 mL) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup (125 mL) pitted kalamata olives, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tbsp (7 mL) lemon juice
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) balsamic vinegar


In a food processor fitted with a metal blade add black beans, olives, parsley, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar; pulse until finely chopped, but not puréed; set aside.

Preheat oven to 375ºF (190 ºC).

In a large bowl, add red peppers, onion, zucchini and olive oil; toss to combine. Spread vegetables on a foil-lined baking sheet, season with salt and pepper; roast for 15 minutes, or until tender.

Preheat countertop grill or panini press. To assemble, spread four slices of bread with 2 tbsp black bean tapenade. Top with 2 slices of prosciutto, roasted vegetables and 2 slices of mozzarella cheese. Grill sandwiches in panini press, one at a time, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden.

*Mozzarella (52% moisture*, 20% MF)


Keep extra Black Bean Tapenade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To lower sodium content, use no salt added canned black beans


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 640
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
  • Sodium: 1985 mg
  • Fat: 39 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.9 g
  • Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg

Keywords: black beans