Try making this Ontario Apple, Brie, and Arugula Panini for lunch next time you are craving something sweet and savoury! This classic flavour pairing of apple, brie, and arugula is great also as a salad, pizza, or in a wrap.
For a change, try an aged Cheddar instead of brie. A barbecue or non-stick skillet can be used if you don’t have a panini maker.
- 4 multi-grain or regular ciabatta buns
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) honey mustard or Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup (60 mL) mayonnaise
- 2 Ontario apples (such as Empire or McIntosh), thinly sliced
- 4 0z (125 g) brie cheese, sliced
- 1 cup (250 mL) Ontario arugula or baby spinach leaves
- Slice open buns. In a small bowl, combine mustard and mayonnaise. Spread on insides of buns.
- Place apples slices on one side of each bun; top with brie and arugula. Top with other half of bun.
- Preheat panini maker. If using a barbecue or skillet, heat over medium heat.
- Place sandwiches in panini maker, on barbecue or in skillet. If using a skillet, place a weight such as a heavy pot on top and press down. Cook until golden brown and cheese is lightly melted, about 3 to 4 minutes, tuning over as needed. Cut paninis in half.
Nutrients per serving (1 panini): 569 calories, 24 g total fat, 861 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre, 16 g protein. Good source of iron.