Recipe: Avocado, turkey and brie panini

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4D

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Makes 6

Adapted from www.avocadocentral.com.

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 large garlic clove, minced Salt and pepper to taste

One 16-ounce ciabatta or other rustic bread, halved horizontally

8 ounces thinly sliced turkey

8 ounces sliced brie cheese

2 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded and each cut into 12 slices

INSTRUCTIONS

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and garlic to blend; season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

Open the bread like a book. Brush some of the dressing on the inside of the bottom half of the bread. Layer turkey, cheese and sliced avocados on the bottom half. Drizzle with more of the dressing and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press top of bread over. Cut bread into sandwiches.

Cook in a heated sandwich grill or panini maker 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and sandwiches are golden on both sides.

Per serving: 611 calories (53 percent from fat), 36 grams fat (11 grams sat. fat), 45 grams carbohydrates, 27 grams protein, 826 mg sodium, 66 mg cholesterol, 6 grams fiber.

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