Healthy Family Project

Grilled Veggie Panini

This hot sandwich is perfect for a cool fall or winter day. Try serving with a small cup of our Lentil & Veggie Soup when the family is craving a sandwich and soup.

Grilled Veggie Panini

Grilled Veggie Panini

This hot sandwich is perfect for a cool fall or winter day. Try serving with a small cup of our Lentil & Veggie Soup when the family is craving a sandwich and soup.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 asparagus spears, chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Italian dressing

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat; add asparagus, onion, pepper and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice of bread butter-side-down on skillet. Top with 1 Tbsp. cheese, basil, vegetables, 1 Tbsp. cheese and slice of bread with butter-side-up. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned. Flip and continue cooking 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. Serve with vinaigrette for dipping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 10gProtein: 20g

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Lesley Daniels

About the Author

Lesley Daniels

Lesley got her first taste for the food industry over 10 years ago at Heinz. Her finance and communication skills gave her an opportunity to explore many roles within their supply chain and procurement teams. Years later, she took her passion for creating and marketing food to Giant Eagle to source and develop their private label brands. At Produce for Kids, Lesley serves as the keystone between our retail partners and growers. As the mom of two daring boys and the wife of a passionate outdoorsmen, Lesley is always searching for healthy and delicious ways to fuel their next family biking or hiking adventure.

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