nutritional information

Per Sandwich:

  • Calories: 390
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 65 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 528 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Avocado-Spinach Panini

Avocado-Spinach Panini

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Smoked sun-dried tomatoes give this sandwich a meaty taste and texture.
  • 2 avocados, halved and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup julienned, smoked sun-dried tomatoes (1 oz.)
  • 2 Tbs. diced red onion
  • 2 cups lightly packed baby spinach
  • 4 4-oz. ciabatta rolls, split in half

1. Layer avocado slices, tomatoes, onion, and ½ cup spinach on each roll. Spray panini with cooking spray.

2. Coat skillet or grill pan with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Place panini in pan; weight with smaller-diameter saucepan weighted with 1 or 2 cans. Cook 2 minutes, remove weight, flip panini, replace weight, and cook 1½ to 2 minutes more. (Or cook 4 minutes in panini maker.)

July/August 2011 p.36

you might also like


to those that boo on microwave. if you have a microwave that actually bakes, grills, cooks vs just nuke a microwave can be used well. I use mine for all kinds of foods - defrosting/cooking breads, vegan meats, mine works extremely well on all foods.

Skullgirl - 2016-04-21 16:52:32

he Avacado-Spinach-Tomato on Ciabatta rolls YUM but I would put it on my indoor grill (not pan fried YUCK. I don't use oil nor fry anything. Grilling is better for me and less mess or work. Add vegan cheese and mustard type sauce extra YUM. only takes 10-15 min to prepare and grill.

Skullgirl - 2016-04-21 16:49:50

Yum. I'd add a little olive oil before cooking. Great flavor and goes perfectly with spinach and sun dried tomatoes.

Marianne - 2015-06-04 17:12:22

Excellent idea from Alliene of using the oil from the sundried tomatoes , however the microwave idea from the other poster is ludicrous

Steve - 2015-05-10 07:28:50

this sounds so good!!! would so love to have more recipes like this.

Christhea Stevenson-Gray - 2014-08-04 16:35:05

This tastes very good! Use lighter, whole grain bread to save calories and boost nutrition.

karen - 2014-07-26 12:06:58

Pleaase no microwave for any foods! It's not good for the bread and it takes the taste out of food!

Henrietta - 2014-07-03 21:52:57


Melissa - 2014-07-01 01:41:54

I like the recipe of Avocado-Spinach Panini

Theresa - 2014-06-30 18:38:40

Very nice it looks

Abeer - 2014-03-14 07:26:33

So yummy and spectacular sandwich for lunch

Conny Yee - 2014-03-14 06:43:50

I will try this sandwich

Neil - 2014-02-10 23:26:26

Can't find smoked sun dried tomatoes. Any suggestions?

Rudie Hansbro - 2014-02-06 17:40:02

I just made these yesterday for our family and everyone lived them so much. I made an extra for my finances lunch and he said it was delicious cold as well. The only thing I did different, us I used the oil from the jar if sundried tomatoes and brushed that on the skillet and the bread. Delicious with any bread. Made myself another today I loved it so much.

alliene - 2013-08-16 21:23:49