Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Avocado Tomato & Mozzarella Panini

Amazing just how nutritious and delicious avocados are; great for after school snacks, lunches, brunches and main dishes too.

I happen to adore avocados and so does my husband but not my daughter. She is adamant that she doesn’t like them. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise! She walked by the stack of Avocado Tomato & Mozzarella Panini I had just photographed and said “looks good, may I have one?” Of course, I answered, thinking she had not noticed the avocados. First one bite, then another, “hey mom, these are great” came next to my surprise! Seconds and thirds finished off the sandwiches. Marina absolutely loved them so I’m thinking you and your kids will too.

They really take no time at all and if you don’t have a Panini grill, just do them in a frying pan!

Ingredients for 4 Small Panini:
1 ripe avocado sliced
8 slices french bread
1 thin sliced tomatoe
grated mozzarella about 1/2 cup
butter for outside of panini

1. Top 4 slices of bread with a layer of mozzarella, tomato, avocado slices and another layer of mozzarella.
2. Spread a little butter on both outsides of the sandwiches and grill until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.
3. Serve warm and enjoy!

Avocado Tomato & Mozzarella Panini


  1. Well isn't that great, something they are adamant about not liking and then eating them all and saying how good. Great, just loved reading your blog today.

  2. Awesome! I have a panini maker and a basket of ripe avocados and the OSU home opener is Thursday night! this will be perfect for football night!! Great job KC!!!

  3. I love avocado too! I'm not much of a sandwich person, but every once in a while I love a panini. I think you are absolutely correct, my kids will love these too!

  4. Wow!!..this is looking so good and yummy...I should give you a buzz photo and recipe..thank you for sharing...I enjoy reading your blog..;)