This warm panini recipe is an easy choice when you're preparing lunch for four. Each sandwich is loaded with a full cup of spinach and flavorful basil and feta cheese--so tasty!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat an unheated panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill, or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; set aside.

  • Place 4 of the bread slices or 4 pita pieces on a work surface; divide half of the spinach leaves among bread slices or pita pieces. Top spinach with tomato slices. Sprinkle with pepper. Add red onion slices and basil. Top with feta and remaining spinach. Top with remaining bread slices or pita pieces. Press down firmly.

  • Preheat griddle, grill, or skillet over medium heat or heat according to manufacturer's directions. Add sandwiches, in batches if necessary. If using griddle or grill, close lid and grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted. (If using skillet, place a heavy plate on top of sandwiches. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottoms are toasted. Carefully remove plate, which may be hot. Turn sandwiches and top with the plate. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until bread is toasted.)

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 24.5g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.6g 18% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 3.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 3220IU 64% DV; vitamin c 13mg 22% DV; folate 96.1mcg 24% DV; calcium 182.9mg 18% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 73.3mg 26% DV; potassium 391mg 11% DV; sodium 471.2mg 19% DV.