Better than grilled cheese, this ooey-gooey gluten-free lunch is filling and delicious, thanks to the creamy pumpkin and avocado. Plus, don't caramelized onions just make everything better?

Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 medium yellow onion, sliced into rounds
  • 2 slices gluten-free bread
  • 2 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 avocado, thinly sliced into strips


  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil until glistening over medium heat. Add onions and saute about 12 minutes until they start to brown.
  2. In the meantime, spread one side of each slice of bread with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  3. On one of the slices, spread pumpkin puree on the non-oiled side.
  4. When onions are cooked, remove skillet from heat and transfer onions to sit on top of the pumpkin.
  5. Place avocado atop the onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then place the other piece of bread on top, oiled-side up.
  6. Turn the stove back on, return the skillet to the burner.
  7. Cook sandwich on medium heat, about 2 minutes per side, using a pot lid or a smaller heavy skillet to press the sandwich down into a "panini."

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 522 | Total Carbs: 35 g | Total Fat: 37 g | Total Protein: 10 g | Total Sodium: 159 mg | Total Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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