Toasted Avocado, Cheese and Tomato Panini

Cuisinart original

Simple ingredients with maximum taste.



Makes 2 sandwiches



2 ciabatta or French rolls


½ ripe avocado



/ 8–¼ teaspoon kosher salt, divided


/ 8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 small/medium tomato (about 4 ounces), thinly sliced


3 ounces sliced Havarti cheese (about 4 thin slices)


¼ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


Nutritional information


Nutritional information per ½ sandwich (based on 4 servings): Calories 172 (55% from fat) • carb. 12g pro. 8g • fat 11g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 19mg sod. 361mg • calc. 174mg • fiber 2g



1. Slice the rolls and lay flat. Spread half of the avocado on the bottom half of each roll. Sprinkle with ½ of the salt and pepper. Divide the tomato slices evenly and place on the avocado. Sprinkle evenly with remaining salt and pepper.
2. Add the cheese evenly, place tops on both rolls, and then brush the top of each roll with the olive oil.
3. Fit the Cuisinart Griddlerwith the grill plates. Turn unit on. Select Grill and set to 375
4. Once preheated, place the sandwiches in the middle of the grill. Loosen the floating hinge and press the top plate down on the sandwiches in the closed position. Set the count-up timer.
5. Grill until bread is crisp and cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.