Vegetable Sandwich with Lemon-Shallot Herb Sauce

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small shallot, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup fresh cilantro
¼ cup Rosemary’s dill seeds
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon of Rosemary’s salt
2 slices crusty whole-wheat bread
2 thin slices Cheddar cheese (1 ounce total)
½ cup thinly sliced vegetables, such as tomatoes, onions and/or beets
¼ teaspoon Rosemary’s ground cumin
Pinch of  Rosemary’s ground pepper

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DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Combine oil, shallot, garlic, cilantro, dill, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender; blend until smooth.
Step 2
Preheat panini maker to high. Coat the panini maker with cooking spray. Spread 2 tablespoons of the sauce on each slice of bread (reserve remaining sauce for another use). Top each slice with cheese. Stack with vegetables and sprinkle with cumin and the remaining pinch of salt and pepper. Close the sandwich and cook in the panini maker until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:1 sandwich, Per Serving:
478 calories; protein 15g; carbohydrates 32g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 6g; fat 33g; saturated fat 9g; mono fat 19g; poly fat 3g; cholesterol 28mg; vitamin a iu 913IU; vitamin b3 niacin 3mg; vitamin c 12mg; vitamin d iu 7IU; vitamin e iu 7IU; folate 69mg; vitamin k 42mg; sodium 899mg; calcium 321mg; chromium 3mcg; iron 2mg; magnesium 64mg; phosphorus 278mg; potassium 383mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 3g; niacin equivalents 6mg; selenium 23mcg.

Tip

To make panini on the stovetop, heat 1 tsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the pan. Place a medium skillet on top and add four 15-oz. cans to weigh it down. Cook the sandwich, turning once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

 

We pile on the veggies in this satisfying vegetarian sandwich. Lemon zest and juice add brightness to the herbaceous sauce. Use any leftover sauce with pasta or as a dressing with salad greens.

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