Saturday, February 18, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM No comments rich in mono-unsaturated fats, and this quality makes its texture creamy and smooth. It contains lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals, reduces cardiovascular diseases, helps weight loss, reduces symptoms of arthritis, contains more potassium than banana, protects eye sight and protects liver from all kinds of diseases.
Beets................reduce dementia risk, combat constipation, boost eye health, lower heart disease and fight cancer.
Spinach...............low in fat, high in protein, fiber, vitamin, calcium and manganese
These three wonders go inside this panini to keep us fit and healthy. Daughter's recipe, of course....
Check my other beet recipes...beetroot halwa, beet pulav, beet arachu vitta sambar, beet-onion curry and beet raita

Beets - 12
Spinach - 4 cups
Avocado - 6
Basil pesto - 1 1/2 cups
Cream cheese spread/goat cheese - 1 cup (store bought)
Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup (store bought)
Hot sauce to sprinkle over
Onion - 1, big, sliced thin
Salt to sprinkle over beets

Recipe Cuisine: International; Category: Lunch / Dinner
Prep time: 30 mts; Cooking time: 10 minutes for each batch of paninis

Serves 6-8

Peel and pressure cook whole beets

Wrap them up in foil as 3 small bundles, keeping 4 in each, sprinkle some olive oil and salt over them, and grill in oven at 400 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 30 mts

Spread the basil pesto on one side of the panini. I am showing you the making of 2 at a time.

Spread goat cheese over the other slice (this can be replaced by cream cheese spread, if goat cheese isn't available)

Here are the healthy wonders which have made this panini

Slice the roasted beets, and keep the first layer

then some sliced onions

then some sliced creamy avocados

drizzle some hot sauce over

a layer of spinach

Drizzle some mayo over

Close the panin with the slice wherein we have applied goat cheese/cream cheese

After sprinkling the panini press with olive oil, keep the 2 paninis

Cover and cook till done to golden color

Here are they!!! Just imagine, by eating a single panini, how many veggies go into our tummies.....isn't it wonderful???

Serve hot & healthy panini with a small dose of Ginger ale and enjoy!!!

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* If you do not have a panini press, you can make them in electric sandwich makers, or on a tava, where you keep the paninis pressed with something heavy.
*sprinkle some red chilli flakes, if you want your paninis to be spicier.


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