Add healthy fats, a little protein and plenty of flavor to your grilled cheese sandwich with this tasty Mediterranean-style panini recipe. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Lightly coat an unheated panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill, or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat according to manufacturer's directions or heat over medium heat.

  • Spread the hummus on cut sides of sandwich thins. Sprinkle with black pepper. Divide avocado slices among sandwich thin bottoms. For each sandwich, top avocado slices with 1/4 cup of the arugula leaves and 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese. Place sandwich thin tops on the cheese, spread sides down. Press down lightly.

  • Place sandwiches on griddle, grill, or skillet, adding in batches if necessary. If using griddle or grill, close lid and grill 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted. (If using skillet, place a heavy saucepan or skillet on top of sandwiches. Cook about 2 minutes or until bottoms are toasted. Carefully remove saucepan or top skillet it may be hot. Turn sandwiches; top again with the saucepan or skillet. Cook about 2 minutes more or until bread is toasted.)


Tips: To keep sodium in check, read nutritional labels and choose a hummus that has no more than 120 mg sodium per serving.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; 11.5 g total fat; 3.4 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 354 mg sodium. 116 mg potassium; 26.1 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 11 g protein; 278 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 37 mcg folate; 194 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 13 mg magnesium;