Combine spinach, parsley, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and salt into a Vitamix or blender. Turn machine on and off several times, scraping sides with spatula in between. Turn machine on low and slowly add in olive oil, stopping again to scrape sides as needed.
Spread slices of mozzarella cheese onto a large plate. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Meanwhile, to assemble a panini, spread butter on the outside of 2 slices of bread (the sides that will touch the pan). Just use enough butter to prevent from sticking to pan. Spread a spoonful of pesto on the inside of each slice. Then on one slice, add a slice of cheese, a handful of arugula, 2-3 tomato slices, and a second slice of cheese. Close sandwich.
Heat a medium/large pan on medium. Place sandwich on pan and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side. Use a smaller pan’s lid to firmly press sandwich down as it cooks. Alternatively, use a panini press to toast sandwich.
NOTE: I was able to get 3 sandwiches on my pan (so I made 2 batches of paninis), but it all depends on the size of your pan.
Serve once panini is crispy on the outside and the cheese is gooey :)
Serve paninis with potatoes, chips or salad. For kids, the paninis might need a couple mins to cool before eating.
We recommend that all meals for children be served with milk.