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Even without meat, this veggie panini is a delicious hot sandwich filled with cheese, tomato, avocado, spinach and more.

We love to make sandwiches for lunch and love to change them up, like we did with this no meat panini. Not only is it great for lunch or dinner, but it’s delicious and is great served with a salad – like our easy Caesar salad or pasta salad.

Vegetarian panini on plate

Simple and Delicious

Who here loves simple and delicious recipes?!

We are all about them and love finding new ones to add to the meal rotation. Today’s recipe happens to be one of those simple and yummy recipes that we LOVE to make for lunch or dinner.

You see, we are HUGE fans of sandwiches and usually make them once or twice a week. In fact, we have grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch every Sunday because we ALL enjoy them.

Recently, we changed things up and decided to make a Veggie Panini. We’ve made Panini’s countless times and often make them for ourselves on the days the kids have their grilled cheese, but we decided to throw in some “extra” ingredients and have now found a new favorite.

The best part of all is that they’re SUPER simple and take just minutes to put together.

Best ingredients to use

BREAD. If sourdough isn’t your cup of tea you can use focaccia, ciabatta, or a baguette. These breads are great for paninis because they can withstand being pressed or grilled and still retain some of their fluffiness.

CHEESE. You can use fontina, muenster, provolone, gruyere, swiss, or cheddar. Basically any cheese that melts well would work well for a panini.

VEGGIES. Aside from the vegetables listed in the recipe, you could also add zucchinis, bell peppers (especially red), onion, or eggplant slices.

Veggie Panini with grill marks

Paninis are basically a glorified sandwich—simple to assemble, but so comforting, warm, and delicious. We love to serve it with some pasta salad, coleslaw or even roasted brussel sprouts – so good!!

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5 from 20 votes

Veggie Panini Recipe

By: Lil' Luna
Delicious Veggie Panini - one of our favorite sandwich recipes filled with cheese, tomatoes, avocado and spinach.
Servings: 1
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 11 minutes


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • light mayo
  • butter
  • 1 slice colby jack cheese
  • 6 leaves spinach
  • 2 slices tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
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  • Begin by cutting up your avocados and tomatoes.
  • Then butter your sourdough bread slices on each side.
  • Add mayo, spinach, tomatoes and cheese to your sandwich and place on a skillet, or in a panini maker. Cook for a few minutes on medium heat.
  • Once done, add your avocado slices and serve warm.


Calories: 495kcal, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 833mg, Potassium: 327mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1290IU, Vitamin C: 9.1mg, Calcium: 248mg, Iron: 4.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    I love paninis and this version is delicious. I don’t have a panini press so I just use my George Forman grill.

  2. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious!! Next time, I think I will add some bacon!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      That sounds delicious! Bacon is always a good choice. 🙂

  3. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    My family loves when I make Paninis. We love that these are veggie too! This was the first time trying spinach on them. So delicious!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! The spinach is a fun addition. Thanks for sharing!