Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Avocado Panini Melts With Hot Pepper Salsa:

These paninis are so good! I could live off of them, and the avocado makes them so filling. You can also add chickpeas to them for some protein. I used the Smokey Cheddar Block Cheese that I made the other day. I've been melting it on everything. These are also really easy to make, and if you don't feel like running to the store to pick up pitas, you can just use bread and make these like you would grilled cheese. Anyways, I hope you like this as much as I do! ❤❤❤



2 whole wheat pitas
1 avocado, divided in half
1 medium tomato, diced
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1 cup vegan cheese (you can use Smokey Cheddar Block Cheese, Daiya Cheese, or Cashew Cheese)

Serves 2.
Total Cook Time: 20 minutes.


1. Lay the pitas out flat on two plates. Spread the avocado over one half of the pita, and top with the tomatoes, onion, and the salsa. Add the vegan cheese to the other half, and then fold the pitas in half.

2. You can now either: 1) Grill the pitas in a Geoge Foreman Grill or Panini Grill, or 2) You can make them in a pan like you would make grilled cheese. For the grill: grill on medium or high heat until the cheese is melted and the pitas are golden brown, about seven minutes. For the pan: cook on medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and the pitas are golden-brown, about 7 minutes (You may want to cover the pan while cooking. It should help the cheese melt).

3. Let cool for a few minutes, cut the paninis in half, and enjoy. ❤



4 hot peppers, seeded and cut in half (you can use sweet peppers if you don't like spicy food)

1/2 cup red onion
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. coarse salt


Mix all of the ingredients in you food processor, and process it until it has turned into a salsa.


  1. What an awesome summer recipe! Here in Tasmania (Australia) we are just heading into our summer season (even though you wouldn't know it today ;) ) and this is going to be something quick, easy and cool to prepare on a regular basis. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all :)

    1. You're welcome. :) I'm glad you like it! It still seems like summer here in Florida. My brother was in Australia (Gold Coast) from last February through July. I was pretty jealous. Haha. I would love to make it over there someday!


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