Like I said Friday, putting veggies in sandwiches is my new MO. And it seemed like the fennel that came in my most recent Door to Door Organics Delivery should be able to get in on the fun.
I had come across several recipes for fennel and cheddar paninis, and there were tons of variations. Eventually I put it all together like so!
Two whole-wheat tortillas
About an ounce of shredded cheddar cheese (I tried reduced-fat Cabot because I had heard it melted really well, and it did!)
Small green apple, thinly sliced
About a quarter-cup of thinly-sliced white onion
Half a bulb of fennel
One tablespoon of mayo
1/2 tsp of curry powder
This Is How We Do It
Put the fennel in a microwave safe container and add about 1/2 inch of water. Cover and microwave until soft, about two minutes. Then slice thinly. I also microwaved the apples and onions until just soft as well.
Stir together the mayo and curry powder and spread on a tortilla. Top with the fennel, apple, onions, and cheese.
Cover with the other tortilla and grill or microwave until the cheese is melted. Then slice it up and enjoy!
I was genuinely nervous about how this was going to taste but it ended up being really good! Like…delicious actually! the flavors were mild enough and the mayo — and I like never eat mayo; I just don’t really like it — added the perfect amount of creaminess. It’s so easy but a really nice way to get away from your boring sandwich and sneak in a fruit and a veggie!