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

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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

Plants do not have cholesterol. No cholesterol in avocado.

Patty - 2013-08-10 01:44:09

Make these

Erik - 2013-08-08 02:29:12

Frying anything will cause more FAT - broil is better!!! or put in microwave to do either but less fat. i refuse to use cooking spray - or fried foods. YUCK

Sharon - 2013-08-07 20:26:15

My copy shows zero cholesterol. There is no cholesterol in avocado. There is some fat. Cholesterol is found ONLY in animal -based foods. However, eating a diet high in non-healthy fats (not avocado) can have a negative effect on our own bodies cholesterol.

Diane J. - 2013-08-07 19:06:10

@ Susan Wolinsky - cholesterol is also in avocados.

Ruth - 2013-08-07 16:55:06

Yum!! This is a delicious alternative to hubby's BLT!!!

Ruth - 2013-08-07 16:53:19

The real question is: Does the bread dough have any dairy products in it, such as butter, eggs, etc.

Leslie Roberts - 2013-08-07 16:03:02

The avocado has good fat and lots of vitamin A and E and the fat helps the fat soluable vitamins in the veggies, especially the raw dark green leafy kind, to get absorbed and used in our bodies. Heating reduces nutritional value in the greens but enhances vitamin release to us from tomatoes. Skip the bread and eat the good stuff. Yes, this is a vegan dish. Vegan means no animal products are in it. Avocado is a plant source fat even if it has cholesterol.

Leslie Roberts - 2013-08-07 16:00:40

Panini de palta y espinaca

Yola - 2013-05-12 16:33:26

Why is the Avocado-Spinach Panini rated as vegan when the nutritional information shows that it has 5 mg of cholesterol in it? Is it vegan or is it not? This is very important to those of us who are vegans. Cholesterol is only present in animal products. If there are no animal products in this panini, shouldn't the total amount of fat and saturated fat be adjusted also?

Susan Wolinsky - 2013-02-01 02:56:30