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Manchego and Mushroom Sandwiches with Arugula Salad

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"A light, but filling, panini meal--one of my family's favorites. Relatively simple, with plenty of room for anyone to improve it based on their own style of cooking."
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45 m servings 678
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place 1/4 teaspoon garlic in a large bowl.
  2. Toss remaining garlic, mushrooms, shallots, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper together on a rimmed baking sheet, arranging in a single layer.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange bread slices in a single layer on a separate baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil; flip. Spread fig jam over 2 slices. Sprinkle Manchego cheese and mozzarella cheese over remaining 2 slices.
  5. Transfer bread to the preheated oven and toast until golden and cheese is melted, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  6. While bread toasts, add sherry vinegar to bowl of reserved garlic. Add 1/2 of the bell peppers, remaining olive oil, remaining salt, and pepper; whisk to combine. Add arugula and spinach, tossing to coat.
  7. Top cheesy sides of bread with remaining bell peppers, mushrooms, shallots, and a small handful of the salad mixture. Top these with remaining bread slices, jam-side down. Halve paninis; serve with remaining salad mixture.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine) makes for a good, less abrasive substitute for the sherry vinegar.
  • Infused oils such as garlic or chile oil work extremely well in place of olive oil on the bread for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 678 calories; 37.2 63.2 25.4 35 1242 Full nutrition

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