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Mexican Panini

Mexican Panini Mexican Panini

Roasted Poblano pepper along with a filling bean and Jack cheese grilled to perfection.













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


4 large poblano peppers
3 ½ tablespoons salsa
1 pinch salt
or more to taste
14 ounces pinto beans
2 tablespoons yogurt, plain
¾ cup monterey jack cheese
4 each scallions, spring or green onions
3 tablespoons cilantro
freshly chopped
8 slices bread
whole wheat, sourdough or white


Preheat broiler.

Cut peppers into the half lengthwise and remove the seeds and stems, arranging peppers on a baking sheet, cut side down, brush some oil above the peppers.

Broil until the skin bubbles and starts to blacken around 5 minutes depending on your broiler.

Place peppers into a papper bag, covered, until cool enough to handle, then peel the peppers.

(Alternatively you could microwave the peppers for 3 to 4 minutes on high and then let them soften.)

At the same time, combine salsa, salt and beans in a medium bowl.

Use a folk to mash the beans until they start to form a paste, it is ok to have some whole beans in the paste.

Combine yogurt, cheese, scallions and cilantro in another small bowl.

Heat a panini maker to high.

Spread ⅓ cup of the bean mixture on each of 4 slices of bread.

Top with a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture.

Place 2 pepper halves over the cheese.

Cover with the remaining slice of bread.

Grill the sandwiches in the panini maker until golden brown and through, about 4 minutes.

Cut in half and serve warm.

Stovetop: If you don't have a panini press you can grill the sandwich in a preheated skillet. Press with a spatula while one side browns (2 minutes or so) then flip and press until the other side is toasted another 2 minutes or so and/or until the filling is heated through and the cheese is gooey.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 192g (6.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23611% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 739mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 14% Iron 21%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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