Grilled Panini with Grapes and Arugula

Grilled Panini with Grapes and Arugula
Recipe Type: Sandwich
Author: Molly Devine, RD
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Serves: 4
Great for lunch or with a side salad or cup of soup as a light, quick and easy dinner!
  • 2 cups arugula leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 slices light whole wheat bread (50 calories per slice) such as Nature’s Own
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved lengthwise
  • ½ cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  1. Place arugula in a medium bowl and add 1 tsp oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  2. Lay out 4 slices of bread and top with ¼ cup cheese, ¼ of halved grapes, ¼ of the basil and ½ cup arugula. Top with remaining 4 slices of bread and brush both sides of the outside of each sandwich with ¼ Tbsp oil.
  3. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
  4. Cook 1-2 sandwiches at a time, depending on size of skillet, pressing down with back of spatula or smaller pan lid. Cook on first side until cheese begins to melt, about 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook on second side until browned, another 2-3 minutes.
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 331 Fat: 14g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 40g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 417mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 13g Cholesterol: 15mg
2 Protein 1 Starch 0.5 Fruit 0.5 Vegetable 1 Healthy Fat