Recipes & Remedies Avocado Veggie Panini Posted on 31st July 2016 2 min read 0 0 259 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr INGREDIENTS 1½ tablespoons butter or olive oil 1 minced shallot (onion or garlic works too) 8 ounces sliced baby portobello mushrooms 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 2 cups chopped kale, stems removed salt to taste 2 avocados 8 pieces thick, sturdy wheat bread melty white cheese like Provolone or Mozzarella, (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shallots; saute until translucent. Add the mushrooms and saute until browned lightly on the outside. Add the tomatoes and kale; saute until wilted and warmed through. Remove from heat and season with salt. Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork. Spread some avocado on the surface of each piece of bread. Assemble the sandwiches by carefully arranging the vegetables on the bread. Get as many veggies on as you can because the sandwiches sink down when you use the panini press. Add the cheese on top of the veggies (optional), cover with another slice of bread, and place on a preheated panini press. When the bread is browned on the outside, remove from heat. Cut into bite size and serve. SUBSTITUTIONS Weight management, Protection from cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Treating osteoarthritis and enhancing the absorption of nutrients for the body, It also reduces the risk of cancer, liver damage and Vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding. Avocado helps in keeping eyes healthy and protecting the skin from signs of aging and the harmful effects of UV rays. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar levels and has antioxidant properties. It even helps to increase circulation, boost cognitive abilities, and build stronger bones.