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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Grilled Nutella and Strawberry Sandwiches OR How to Eat Chocolate For Lunch

We are in New Jersey right now visiting my family. My sister-in-law Cora introduced us to a new way to eat chocolate for lunch yesterday. I’m always up for making chocolate into a meal, so I was 100% on board!

nutella & strawberry sandwiches from @janemaynard

Cora had recently taken her little girl and my niece Sophie to a cafe called Marigolds. They ordered the Nutella panini off the menu and discovered something quite delicious – a panini made with Nutella and fresh sliced strawberries!

nutella & strawberry sandwiches from @janemaynard

Of course we had to try making it on our own and that’s what we had for lunch yesterday! And before you start thinking it’s all weird that this is an actual sandwich that you can have for lunch (my mom couldn’t quite wrap her brain around it), this is basically a PB&J if you really think about it. Nutella is a hazelnut spread, so that’s just like peanut butter, right? And fresh strawberries are way healthier than sugar-laden jam. So, you know. totally the same and way healthier! (Okay, not totally, but whatever.)

nutella & strawberry sandwiches from @janemaynard

The cafe even served the Nutella panini with homemade potato chips. This is LUNCH, people. I swear!

nutella & strawberry sandwiches from @janemaynard

Whether you agree that this makes a healthy and nutritious lunch or not, I do think you’ll agree it’s delicious. Seriously, DELICIOUS. You’re welcome.

Grilled Nutella and Strawberry Sandwiches
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As created by my sister-in-law Cora Wallin, inspired by Marigold's in Summit, NJ
  • Good crusty bread
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Nutella
  • Butter
  1. Spread Nutella on 2 slices of bread.
  2. Layer sliced strawberries on one side then put the sandwich together.
  3. Butter the outside of both slices of the sandwich and grill in a pan over medium heat until golden brown (like a grilled cheese sandwich) or cook in a panini maker.



  1. 1
    Kelli Layton

    I’m totally making this for dinner tonight for my boys. It’s summer and I don’t really want to cook. Thanks Jane!

  2. 2

    Even I, the skeptic, decided it was delicious!

  3. I’ve had Nutella with bananas but not strawberries. I need to try this!

  4. 4

    I have been making these all week! We all love them!! I didn’t read your recipe all the way through apparently (until now), so I just used whole wheat toast, then the nutella, then the strawberries, then ate like a sandwich. I missed the part about buttering the bread and grilling. Oops! They still came out super yummy though, even in the toaster. 🙂

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