I made this on Saturday and honestly... SHOCKED at how good it came out! I bought an avocado without a clue as to how I was going to eat it, again. Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of the avocado. I don't even like guacamole! I just started incorporating a bit of avocado here and there as accents in my diet for the health benefits. I must admit, I'm growing to love the creaminess it adds to dishes.
With this sandwich there was just something about the spice kick from the chipotle creamy cheese with the bacon, turkey and avocado. The sweet roasted pepper was just the icing on top! Or should I say in the middle?
I'm sure you've noticed but I've been quite obsessed with jarred roasted red peppers. Like avocado, these are a fairly new addition to my diet as well. I bought my first jar of them just a few months ago and now I can't get enough! I don't know why I was so timid to try them before.
- 2 slices of your favorite whole grain bread. (I used Trader Joe's light as it was all I had)
- 1 wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle
- 1 tbsp bacon bits (7g)
- 2 jarred roasted piquillo peppers
- 2 slices of deli turkey (just under 2oz)
- About ½ oz sliced avocado or mashed (mine wasn't very soft)
Smear the cheese on one slice of bread. Sprinkle with the bacon bits. Top with the peppers, turkey and then avocado. If your avocado is softer you can mash and smear on the other slice of bread.
Press in a preheated panini or George Foreman grill. If using the Foreman, cook for 2-3 minutes then rotate and cook an additional 2 minutes. Here's a bit of before and after.
The result was tasty and pretty! My favorite combination. I paired with some raw carrots and sugar snap peas on the side. Delish!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|320||9g||6g||old: 6||new: 7|