Thanks Anjali from The Picky Eater for this perfectly delicious, easy summer recipe!
Today is one of those “too-hot-to-cook-need-something-easy-for-dinner” types of days.
This afternoon I got home after my weekly grocery shopping trip, looked at the kitchen, and felt like lounging around a lot more than I felt like cooking.
And so, I decided that the husband and I would be having these amazingly easy and delicious grilled paninis for dinner. I had just picked up a bunch of Mediterranean ingredients: creamy feta, red onion, red peppers, tomatoes, olives inspired by the weather outside, and I thought it would be perfect to throw into a sandwich.
It’s a much healthier version of the classic panini, thanks to the whole wheat bread, less cheese and the addition of veggies — and if you want even more veggies a light spinach salad would go great with this dinner.
It took only 15 minutes to make – which is exactly the amount of time I wanted to spend in the kitchen today
The husband loved it, and I know this is going to become a staple in our house in the coming weeks!
- Whole wheat bread (2 slices per panini) – I like Rudi’s organic flax seed bread
- Feta cheese (2 oz per panini)
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 tomato, sliced
- salt, pepper, garlic cloves, oregano, crushed red pepper, or any herbs & spices/seasonings you like
For the directions on how to make this delicious recipe, visit Anjali’s blog post called Mediterranean Style Paninis.
Each panini has 317 calories, 15g fat, 936mg sodium, 34.8g carbs, 6g fiber, 5g sugar, and 17g protein. The more veggies you add to your panini, the more fiber it will have.
And if you add only 1 oz of cheese to your panini, you will end up with 241 calories per panini, 9.3g fat, 620mg sodium, 33.6g carbs, 6g fiber, 5g sugar, and 13g protein.
Bio: Anjali is a recipe blogger who created The Picky Eater. She grew up as a very health conscious eater, but married a burger and fries kind of guy. To bridge the gap between farm fresh and fast food, Anjali taught herself to cook and began modifying her husband’s unhealthy favorites to come up with nutritious recipes that still tasted delicious – the best of both worlds! Thanks Anjali!