Apple-Swiss Panini

Sep 5 2012

This mouthwatering sandwich combines the unique tastes of Swiss cheese and arugula with the sweet crunch of sliced apples.
Recipe adapted from Washington Apple Commission
http://www.bestapples.com/recipes/recipe.NEW.asp?ID=284

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

This sandwich would also be tasty with reduced-fat cheddar cheese. If you don’t happen to have arugula handy, use fresh spinach or leaf lettuce. Enjoy with a glass of fat-free milk.

Ingredients: 

8 slices whole-grain bread
¼ cup non-fat honey mustard
2 crisp apples, thinly sliced
6 ounces low-fat Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
1 cup arugula leaves
Cooking spray
 

Preparation: 

Preheat panini press on medium heat. If you don’t have a panini press, just use a non-stick skillet.

Lightly spread honey mustard evenly over each slice of bread. Layer apple slices, cheese, and arugula leaves over 4 slices of bread. Top each with remaining bread slices.

Lightly coat panini press with cooking spray. Grill each sandwich for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese has melted and bread has toasted. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly before serving.
 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 280 calories, 4.5 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 44 g carbohydrate, 17 g protein, 5 g fiber, 480 mg sodium, 288 mg potassium, 53 mg magnesium, 458 mg calcium.