Cheesy-Vegetable Panini

Cheesy-Vegetable Panini is an easy and quick indoor grilling recipe for a delicious Italian-style meal. Ingredients include: Cucumber, black olives, roasted red peppers, spinach and Havarti cheese. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Cheesy-Vegetable Panini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.cheesy-vegetable-panini

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.


1 (4.25 oz) can chopped ripe olives
1/3 cup roasted red peppers
1 Tbsp capers, optional
1 tsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
8 slices sourdough bread
4 slices Havarti cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach, divided
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced


1. Combine olives, red peppers, capers and lemon juice in a food processor. Process until chunky.

2. Spread 2 tablespoons of olive mixture evenly over 4 slices of bread. Top each with 1 slice of cheese, spinach and cucumber slices. Top each with another slice of bread.

3. Cook in panini press or counter-top grill sprayed with cooking spray until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut in half to serve.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/2 sandwich per serving.

Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 2

Calories: 220, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 540mg, Sugars: 1g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 9g

Original recipe and image from Hy-Vee, Inc.

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