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Tangy Basil Pesto Panini

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 6 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4

    Servings

  • 563 Calories
  • 18g Fat
  • 54g Carbs
  • 48g Protein
  • Instructions & Tools

    Instructions

Ingredients

  • 4 Servings
  • 563 Calories
  • 18g Fat
  • 54g Carbs
  • 48g Protein
  • 11 Mins Total Time
  • ½ Avocado, medium sized
  • 2 Tbsp Old World Italian Pesto
  • ⅛ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 French Baguette, cut into 8 equal pieces
  • 4 (1 Oz) Slices Mozzarella Cheese, or ½ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Jar (Small) Roasted Red Peppers, sliced (optional)
  • 2 Cups Shredded Chicken Breast
Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians, Beth Eggleston and Emily Parsell

Nourishment Note

Instructions

  • 4 Servings
  • 563 Calories
  • 18g Fat
  • 54g Carbs
  • 48g Protein
  • 11 Mins Total Time
  • 1

    Prepare Pesto Spread In a mixing bowl, mash together half of the avocado, the Old World Italian Pesto, salt, and lemon juice.

  • 2

    Prepare Sandwich Gather 2 slices of the baguette and scoop 2 Tbsp of the above mixture onto one of the bread slices. Smear evenly. On the other half of bread without mixture, layer 1 slice of mozzarella cheese (or 2 Tbsp shredded cheese), ¼ cup of chicken, and 3-4 slices of the roasted red pepper.

  • 3

    Grill Sandwich Place the pesto covered slice on the cheese covered slice, and using a panini press, press the sandwich until crust is golden brown in color, and cheese is melted.

  • 4

    Serve & Enjoy Once the sandwich is melted throughout, carefully remove from the panini press, cut in half, and enjoy! Note: This sandwich can be enjoyed by warming in the oven using the “Broiler” setting, a microwave oven, or it can be enjoyed cold.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians, Beth Eggleston and Emily Parsell

Allergen Swap

  • GGluten

    Gluten-Free Bread

  • DDairy

    Dairy-Free Cheese (such as vegan cheese)

  • NNuts

    Choose a nut-free pesto

Remission Remix

  • Add a Leafy Green

    Add a leafy green to your sandwich, like arugula or spinach.

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