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


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 sandwich
235 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 26.1g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 2.9g; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 3.4g; cholesterol 15.6mg; vitamin a iu 278.3IU; vitamin c 2.2mg; folate 37.2mcg; calcium 194.1mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 12.5mg; potassium 116.4mg; sodium 353.8mg.

1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 2 fat