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Southwestern Cheese Panini

Southwestern Cheese Panini

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 331
Southwestern Cheese Panini
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Start to Finish: 25 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 37

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno pepper, (optional)
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions

  1. Have four 15-ounce cans and a medium skillet (not nonstick) ready by the stove.
  2. Combine Cheddar, zucchini, carrot, onion, salsa and jalapeno (if using) in a medium bowl. Divide among 4 slices of bread and top with the remaining bread.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 panini in the pan. Place the medium skillet on top of the panini, then weigh it down with the cans. Cook the panini until golden on one side, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, flip the panini, replace the top skillet and cans, and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with another 1 teaspoon oil and the remaining panini.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 331 cal., 14 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 30 mg chol., 523 mg sodium, 37 g carb. (5 g fiber), 16 g pro.

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