My lunch was an apple cheddar panini. Apple in a panini, you ask? I told you I like sweet+savory together! In an attempt to make room for summer fruit, I decided to make an apple cheddar panini, using granny smith apple & the N&K sliced orange cheddar cheese from my basket. I've actually been making this kind of a panini for a while now & I love the combination. Even though you can theoretically get apples all year round, for some reason they remind me of fall/winter, and I love having peaches/nectarines, & blueberries stocked in my fridge for summer, so let's just say this is an homage to the granny smith, in an effort to get rid of them! Cheddar & apple go great together!
-2 slices of multigrain seeded bread, or any bread of your choice
-Honey Mustard (i.e. French's)
-4 slices of a Granny Smith apple
-Orange cheddar cheese
-Preheat a panini press, or grill pan on medium high, spray with nonstick cooking spray. If you use the panini grill pan, preheat the press as well on a separate flame on low, sprayed with cooking spray as well.
-Spread the honey mustard on one slice of bread, and the mayo on the other slice
-Layer the arugula, avocado, apple, & cheese on one slice, starting with the cheese, & ending with a piece of cheese if you want 2. Place in the grill pan, & top it with the 2nd piece of bread.
-Press with the cover a few minutes until the cheese is slightly melted (it will melt better if the cheese is slightly at room temperature). Flip & repeat.
-Cut in half & serve with salad of your choice (the one pictured is arugula, terra chip sticks, artichoke hearts, & a creamy balsamic vinaigrette
You can DEFINITELY eat this sandwich cold, if you don't have a panini press or grill pan (if you don't have a panini pan you can use a plate or a frying pan to press it).
Muenster... orange cheddar... check!
Until next meal...