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'Wich of the Week: Avo Spinach Panini

'Wich of the Week: Avo Spinach Panini

Not all of you were loving my last vegetarian sandwich, so I thought I'd try again with a recipe inspired by a recent trip to San Francisco's (appropriately named) Panini. Perfectly pressed in a warm panini grill, this sandwich taught me several lessons about making smushed sammies. First, I never think to put avocado on a hot sandwich, but it held up well in the heat and added a deliciously creamy texture. I was also astounded at how much spinach was piled onto the massive sourdough slices — seriously, like a cup of spinach — but after a few minutes in the press, the spinach had wilted and the bread had flattened so that the sandwich was very compact and manageable. The contrast between the earthy greens and smooth avocado make for a delectable combo. To learn how to re-create it at home,

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Avo Spinach Panini

Avo Spinach Panini

Avo Spinach Panini

Ingredients

2 thick slices of sourdough bread
1 teaspoon aioli or mayonnaise
1 slice of pepperjack cheese
1 cup fresh spinach
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/4 of an avocado, cut into slices

Directions

  1. Spread aioli or mayonnaise on one slice of sourdough. Top with pepperjack cheese.
  2. Arrange the spinach leaves evenly over the cheese. Top with diced tomato.
  3. Cover the spinach and tomato with sliced avocado and second slice of sourdough.
  4. In a panini press or grill pan, cook the panini until the bread is lightly browned and crisp. Slice in half and serve.

Makes 1 sandwich.

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weffie weffie 7 years
mmmm avocado is the best!! i never use it any more cos i have a pet bird and it's crazy-toxic to them so i don't risk bringing it in the house, just in case... so who wants to make me a sammy?! :P
CyndiLou CyndiLou 7 years
This looks awesome! I have a sandwich grill so we'll see how it turns out!
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 7 years
Ooo yummy on one piece of wheat!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 7 years
I made it and loved it!!! I dont have a panini press, but a grill pan works just fine. This is definitely going to be a regular dinner in my house. Quick, easy and tasty.
jessy777 jessy777 7 years
This looks great! I think is has inspired me to have a panini for lunch.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 7 years
Looks really good! I love avocado like no other.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
This looks really good.
RockinHeartJD RockinHeartJD 7 years
um this sounds AWESOME!!
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
that looks really good, but would never get the husband to eat it since he despises avo...oh well...maybe I'll wait til a nite when he's out with the guys.
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 7 years
yummm I love veggie recipes!
kml123 kml123 7 years
this sounds really... good, nice job
vintagesugar vintagesugar 7 years
I never think about avocado in a hot dish, but I recently had the Ina Garten Tuna Salad with seared tuna and avocado chunks folded in and it was a great combination. This sandwich looks unusual and unusually tasty.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Yummmy! This sounds great. I wish I had a panini press :(
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i wonder what alternative to avocado i can use to make something similar to this sandwich since i HATE avo - but i'm a veggie. BTW - i think that last meatless sandwich that you posted was great - i made it for my meat eating fiance and he enjoyed it too! :)
imLissy imLissy 7 years
that sounds really good
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 7 years
Yay for more veggie sandwiches!!! Thanks, this looks delicious!!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 7 years
Now this is a veggi sandwich I can support. I am even going to make it tonight since I have all the ingredients at home!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Look delicious! I love vegetarian delights such as this, nom nom!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I'm not a sammie girl but I received a panini grill last Cmas and can't eat enough of them. This is a definite must eat!
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