Southwestern Cheese Panini

July/August 2007

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Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy panini prettier than any grilled cheese you've ever seen. The small amount of Cheddar cheese in this sandwich goes a long way because it is shredded and sharp. Serve with a mixed salad and you've got a delightful lunch or light supper. If you happen to have a panini maker, go ahead and skip Step 3 and grill the panini according to the manufacturer's directions.

"These were delicious! Traded the onions for cilantro and Monterrey Jack cheese for the cheddar, but definitely a keeper. I used a hearty whole grain bread, heated my pan with the oil before hand, and then plopped them in there. I stuck an...
Southwestern Cheese Panini

19 Reviews for Southwestern Cheese Panini

Surprisingly good!

I was just a bit skeptical about this sandwich--I thought that the shredded zucchini, carrots, and chopped onions might be too bland and raw tasting. I was wrong. This is a really tasty, unique blend of ingredients; the sandwiches were extremely easy to make; and both my husband and I enjoyed them very much.

Fast, easy, and tasty
Yummy! Versatile.

Such a yummy and quick meal. Didn't have time to pickle our jalepeno so we just used 1/4-1/2 finely chopped fresh one and it worked great. Spicy and delicious! Can't wait to make again and mix up the veggie choices!

So quick and easy! Yum!

I love this sandwich! Very easy and used ingredients I had in the house. My variation was to use 1 ounce of Chedddar Jack, 2 TBS of hormel bacon bits, and 1/8 of cup of salsa. Grilled it on whole wheat, whole grain bread. My calorie count worked out to be 289 for the sandwich. Will definitely make this again!

Tasty, Filling and easy!
This sandwich is fabulous

I love this fresh tasting sandwich. I use homemade salsa and pickled jalapeño, Cabot 75 percent redused fat cheddar and some Healthy Life bead at only 35 calories per slice. I enjoy two sandwiches for very few calories and a lot of great taste. I grated my zucchini in the small holes of a grater. If you have the time pat dry the zucchini on paper towels but If not, it will not be the end of the sandwich.

Tasty, inexpensive, healthy.
Will without a doubt make it regularly

For time I purchased some salsa from a local Mexican restaurant. This made all the difference. I didn't even need cheese or Jalepeno as the spiciness from the salsa was terrific and the vegetables and mmmmmm

Great Taste

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