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Southwestern Panini Recipe
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Southwestern Panini Recipe

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“I'm a busy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loves to cook,” writes Janet Miller from her home in Midland, Texas. “This warm hearty sandwich is a convenient way for me to serve a complete meal that tastes great.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 8 slices oat bread
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with sugar, garlic salt and lemon juice. Spread over four slices of bread; layer with ham and cheese. Top with remaining bread.
  2. Spread butter over both sides of sandwiches. Cook on an indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Panini in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p53

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"These were just okay. I wasn't a huge fan of warm avocado, but the flavors were alright."

Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"This was good. Fairly quick and easy. I made it on a Foreman grill."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"Tried this recipe tonite. Yumm-O ! I am now printing a copy of this for my receipe box.

Thanks for sharing. D.Smith, Rockland, ME"

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