Monday, March 12, 2012

Melted Cheese Panini with Organic Arugula and Chipotle Mayonnaise

I love a good ole sandwich and this one is no exception! Most of these ingredients you probably already have on hand or at least something you can improvise with. 

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chipotle hot sauce (or to taste)
  • ciabatta bread, if possible
  • a few slices thinly sliced grilled chicken
  • Sargento provolone cheese (go with the sharp for more flavor!) 
  • baby arugula 
  • olive oil cooking spray

{Mixing up the chipotle mayonnaise}

 {Crispy organic, baby arugula. I wasn't looking for organic, but could only find the arugula in that section so if you have a hard time finding it you may want to check there}

{The chipotle mayonnaise on wheat bread}

I heavily debated between this fresh whole wheat bread and the ciabatta bread. I really wanted to go with the ciabatta but ended up going with the wheat. When I can, I try and stay away from white bread-- it was a struggle. Looking forward to trying the ciabatta next time! 

{Wow, that arugula looks so good and fresh!}

{Melting the sharp provolone cheese under the broiler}

You may be wondering why there's beef on this sandwich when I put chicken down for the recipe? Well... over the weekend, I bought a pack of chicken several days out from it's expiration date, but when I went to cook it it smelled terrible and had obviously spoiled. So, I rummaged in the fridge for a bit and found a few slices of left over beef from last night. This was actually a way healthier choice because my family grows our own beef-- that way we know what's in it and where it came from! It's also a lot of fun!

{Serve it up with your favorite chips and a small fruit and you'll have a deluxe little meal!}


{Recipe adapted from

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My workout including running 2.5 miles in under 25 minutes before lunch. This felt SO good! And, than I did 10 min of upper body weight lifting. Two things I love to do. Great day! The sun is shining and I'm grateful to God for the blessings He showers me with each and every day.


Little Tiffanista said...

This looks yummy I'll have try it! I lost a lot a weight a while back and I only know how to lose weight by running, I recently stop running and started putting on a few pounds and have been trying to get it off! I love how you put your workout schedule up! very motivating! Thank you!

XO tiffany

danielle p. said...

omg. this looks so delicious. i'm so glad i found your blog. food is one of my top two favorite things as well, and your blog looks full of tasty things! following you now :]

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

love this blog! can't wait to follow.

paulie antiques said...

oh YUM! Thank you so much for this!!! I want to make it so badly! XOXOX following you!

Hope we can be friends :D

love, polly

Pam said...

The panini looks so good with fresh arugula on it!