We’ve had lots of fun creating new recipes with our Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler Panini maker. Desiree H. of Philadelphia is the winner of our latest giveaway for the Griddler and we’re sure she’ll have fun experimenting with it as well. Here’s one of our favorites to get you started Desiree! For those of you who do not yet own a Panini maker, just cook it in a skillet with a heavy pot on top to flatten the sandwich a bit. Enjoy!
Tuna & Artichoke Panini
Makes 4 servings
One 6-ounce can light or albacore tuna, drained and flaked
One 6-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
½ cup preshredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
¼ cup olive tapenade
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Eight 1/2-inch-thick slices Italian bread (about 5 x 2 ½ inches)
Preheat the Panini grill on high heat. Combine the tuna, artichoke hearts, cheese, and olive tapenade in a bowl and set aside. Lightly brush one side of each slice of bread with olive oil. Place 4 slices of bread on the work surface, oiled side down. Divide the tuna mixture evenly between the bread. Top with the remaining slices of bread, oiled side up. Place sandwiches in the Panini press and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Slice each sandwich in half and serve.
Nutrition Information per Serving:
240 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated, 0.2g omega-3), 660mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 17g protein, 15% calcium