Sunday, September 29, 2013

Udi's Millet-Chia Bread and Avocado-Hummus Cheese Panini

Udi's sent me their gluten free Millet-Chia Bread this past summer. I enjoyed this bread throughout the summer on a variety of sandwiches. The bread tastes just like all Udi's bread tastes - As Good As Gluten. The bread is heartier than Udi's White or Whole Grain sandwich bread since it has pieces of chia seeds baked in, but I really like it. I learned through experimentation that this bread complements savory sandwich varieties best - like the Avocado-Hummus Cheese Panini recipe below - and doesn't work so well with Nutella Stuffed French Toast (recipe coming later this week).

Now, onto the Avocado-Hummus Cheese Panini. This panini is fast to make, tastes great, and is a healthy and filling vegetarian lunch or dinner. Basil actually goes really well with avocado - who would known? I never would have thought of pairing basil with avocado, but the yummy outcome is fresh and fragrant.

Avocado-Hummus Cheese Panini
Adapted from Two Peas and their Pod
·Half of an avocado
·3-5 sprigs of fresh basil, chopped
·Squirt of lime juice
·Salt and pepper to taste
·1 TBS roasted red pepper hummus
·2  slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
·2 slices of Udi’s gluten free sandwich bread
Mash the avocado with basil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Assemble the sandwich by spreading the avocado mash on one piece of bread, hummus on the other piece of bread, and the cheese on top of the hummus. Place both sides of your sandwich together and cook on a non-stick panini press or George Foreman grill over medium heat for 4-6 minutes. Serve immediately.
Disclaimer: Udi’s provided the product for me to review. However, my review and opinions written above are my own.