Monday, June 8, 2009

Grilled Panini Lunch

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* Fresh Papaya
* Grilled Panini
* Jicama Sticks
* Baby Carrots

Preparation Notes

Grilled paninis seem to be all the rage these days. Pack them full of vegetables, and grill them in a very small amount of olive oil. Don't be discouraged if you don't happen to own a panini grill. Use a waffle iron or grill them in a large skillet with a heavy, smaller skillet on top. (Place a full tea kettle in the top skillet for extra weight.)

Peel and cube the papaya.

Make your panini on ciabatta or francese bread. Slice the bread and spread with some mustard, pesto, or garlic aioli. Add layers of vegetables. Spinach leaves, marinated red peppers, red onion, and grilled or sauteed mushrooms, eggplant and zucchini all work well. Finally, add a slice of lowfat mozzarella cheese, close up the sandwich, and grill on both sides.

Cut the jicama into sticks.

Add a handful of baby carrots.

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