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Red, White, and Green Panini

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Grill 6 mins  per batch
Red, White, and Green Panini
  • 1 16  ounce  unsliced ciabatta or Italian bread
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/4  cup  mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1  tablespoon  purchased basil pesto
  • 6  ounces  thinly sliced provolone cheese
  • 4  ounces  thinly sliced cooked ham or coppacola
  • 4  ounces  thinly sliced salami
  • 1  recipe Red Onion Relish
  • 2  cups  fresh spinach or arugula

1. Cut bread in half horizontally. Brush the outside of loaf with oil. Place bottom half of loaf on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Set top aside. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and pesto; set aside.

2. Preheat an electric sandwich press, covered indoor grill, grill pan, or 12-inch skillet. Pace half of the cheese on bottom half of bread. Spread mayonnaise mixture over cheese. Layer with meats, Red Onion Relish, spinach, and remaining cheese. Replace top. Cut into 4 sandwiches. Place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in the sandwich press or indoor grill; cover and and cook about 6 minutes or until bread is toasted. (If using a grill pan or skillet, place sandwiches on grill pan. Weight sandwiches down and grill about 2 minutes or until bread is toasted. Turn sandwiches, weight down, and grill remaining sides.) Makes 4 sandwiches.

Red Onion Relish

Yield: 1 cup
  • 1  medium red onion
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  red wine vinegar
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh oregano
  •  salt
  •  ground black pepper

1. Combine red onion, halved and thinly sliced; olive oil; red wine vinegar; and snipped fresh oregano. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Cover, let stand at room temperature up to 2 hours. Drain.

Nutrition Facts (Red, White, and Green Panini)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 869,
  • Fat, total (g) 54,
  • chol. (mg) 77,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 63,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 20,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 11,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 32,
  • vit. A (IU) 583,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 7,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 238,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 2114,
  • Potassium (mg) 440,
  • calcium (mg) 444,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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