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

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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

234.8 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 7.6g 30% DV; sugars 2.9g; fat 11.5g 18% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 15.6mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 278.3IU 6% DV; vitamin c 2.2mg 4% DV; folate 37.2mcg 9% DV; calcium 194.1mg 19% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 12.5mg 5% DV; potassium 116.4mg 3% DV; sodium 353.8mg 14% DV.