Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Spinach Panini


After my workout this morning I was craving my favorite bagel, a lox bagel! I try to stay away from bagels as much as possible and almost never buy them just because of all the carbs..but that doesn’t stop me from creating a healthier version of my favorite breakfast/lunch. This panini sandwich can almost be eaten for any meal of the day….not to mention it is healthy for you and it is a great way to end 2013! Happy New Years Eve!

Yield: 1 or 2 (depending on how hungry you are!)

2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 laughing cow cheese wedge (I used French Onion flavor)
3 ounces smoked salmoin
1/2 avocado; sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper
1/4 cup spinach; about 8-10 leaves
1 tsp olive oil

1. Heat a skillet with olive oil. Spread 1/2 cheese wedge on each slice of bread. Add avocado, smoked salmon, and spinach and grill on skillet on each side for about 2 minutes (or until grill marks are made). I used the bottom of a frying pan to press on the sandwich while grilling to get good looking grill ridges! Flip sandwich and repeat for 2 more minutes. Slice in half and enjoy!


  1. Janelle says

    Oh my goodness! I have recently started a skinny fox detox and I luckily stumbled upon your posts on Instagram later leading me to your blog! I absolutely love that you are doing the detox as well and creating great foods for it!!!! I am a lover of all things with avocado so my boyfriend and I tried this smoked salmon avocado panini last night! Beyond Delish and so simple to make. Literally under 5 minutes! I am looking forward to trying many more of your recipes!

    • kathrynmerc says

      Thanks so much, Janelle! Good news!… Most of my recipes are acceptable to eat during the Skinny Fox detox! I only have a few days left of it and I’m definitely considering ordering more of it! Let me know about the other recipes you try, I love hearing about them! 🙂 -Kathryn

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