Friday, November 5, 2010

"My Favorite Salad" Panini

a.k.a. My New Favorite Sandwich

{recipe from Tasty Kitchen}
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cups pecans
  • ½ cups dried cranberries
  • ½ cups blue cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cups reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 8 slices focaccia bread (I used 12 grain hazelnut bread from Kneaders–swoon!)
  • 2 whole seasoned and grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 whole apple, cored and thinly sliced

Process the spinach, pecans, dried cranberries, blue cheese and mayonnaise in a food processor until uniformly smooth. (I tried my blender, and it didn't work at all. I had to transfer it to my little food processor. Worked like a dream.)

Spread mixture on each slice of bread.

Top one slice of bread (per sandwich) with grilled chicken slices and apple slices. Place sandwich halves together.

Grill on a panini press or grill pan until bread is toasted. (I used my George Foreman grill. No butter on the bread necessary.)

**In the picture above, I was having leftovers for lunch the next day. I was out of apples, so I had it without. I was also too lazy to get out the grill. It was still delicious, but better with the apple and grilled.


crystal said...

I love the hazelnut 12-grain bread...holy-freaking-yum.

I can't wait to try this sandwich.

p.s. I've made artisan bread 5 times now! I love you & your bread skillz!

Amy said...

That sounds phenomenal!