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Grilled Mediterranean Panini

This is the Grilled Mediterranean Panini recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 3 min - 4 min
Yields 6 panini
grilled mediterranean panini


  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) crumbled Canadian Feta
  • 8 oz (250 g) Canadian Cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped green onions
  • 12 slices coarse textured bread 1/2-inch (12 mm) thick
  • 1 garlic clove halved
  • 6 large roasted red bell peppers minced
  • A dash of Balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh basil to taste or arugula leaves
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Combine Canadian Feta, Canadian Cream cheese and onions in a medium-sized bowl. Stir well to combine.

Place bread slices on preheated grill. Cook with lid open over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes or until lightly toasted, turning once halfway through. Rub 1 side of each slice with cut surfaces of garlic.

Divide and spread Canadian Feta mixture over 6 slices of the toasted bread. Top each slice with 2 red bell pepper halves, a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar and a few leaves of fresh basil. Cover with remaining 6 slices of bread. Cut sandwiches in half to serve.


Variation:Replace roasted red bell peppers and balsamic vinegar with thinly sliced smoked salmon and top with thinly sliced red onion. Replace basil with fresh dill.

For a change of taste, use Canadian Feta with Olives and Oregano or Canadian Herb and Spice Cream cheese.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 390 Calories
Protein: 16 g
Carbohydrate: 46 g
Fat: 16 g
Fibre: 5.1 g
Sodium: 818 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 24 % / 260 mg
Folate: 96 %
Riboflavin: 43 %
Vitamin A: 38 %
Vitamin B12: 38 %
Vitamin B6: 38 %
Vitamin C: 350 %