Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw
The best way to eat these cheesy fish sandwiches? Topped with a forkful of our fresh four-ingredient slaw.


  • 1 6.3 ounce package grilled tilapia fillets with roasted garlic and butter (2 fillets)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 slices very thin 100% whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 3/4 ounces slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack or part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 recipe Apple-Carrot Slaw


  1. Cook tilapia in the microwave according to package directions.
  2. Break cooked fish into pieces.
  3. Lightly coat a panini press or griddle with cooking spray.
  4. Preheat panini press or griddle over medium heat.
  5. On two slices of the bread, layer spinach, tomato, fish, and cheese.
  6. Top with the remaining two bread slices.
  7. Place sandwiches in panini press. Cook about 3 minutes or until browned. (If using a griddle, place sandwiches on griddle. Weight sandwiches down with a heavy skillet [add food cans for more weight] and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted.
  8. Turn sandwiches over, weight down, and cook about 2 minutes more or until browned.)
  9. Serve with Apple-Carrot Slaw.

Apple-Carrot Slaw


  • 1 small apple, cored and coarsely shredded
  • 1 carrot, coarsely shredded
  • 1/4 cup honey-flavor Greek fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds


  1. In a small bowl stir together apple, carrot, Greek yogurt, and poppy seeds.
  2. Serve with Cheesy Tilapia Panini

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