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Panini with Green Beans, Greens and Herbed Goat Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

When it comes to post-Thanksgiving sandwiches, think beyond the leftover bird. This inventive meatless version combines green beans and sautéed greens with creamy goat cheese, all tucked between slices of hearty walnut bread and then grilled to crisp perfection.


  • 2 slices walnut bread
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 2 Tbs. savory onion jam or smoked onion jam
  • 2 Tbs. herbed goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz./55 g) sautéed greens
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/2 oz./45 g) green beans


Preheat an electric panini press according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil. Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface. Spread the onion jam on one slice. Spread the goat cheese on the other slice and top with the greens. Arrange the green beans on top. Cover with the other bread slice, oiled side up.

Place the sandwich on the preheated panini press, close the lid and cook until the bread is golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately. Serves 1.

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