A spinach and panini sandwich coupling a bowl of spinach and two coasters. Photo by: Gaby Ndongo.

[TOJ’S RECIPES] Spinach and Panini Sandwich

At first, myself and my brothers surely thought of it as an experiment. But with the success of such a unique mix, we then found out that it was a quick and facile sandwich to make for one to pacify the turbulence in his stomach.   

Here is how you can make yours.


  • A handful of branched spinach
  • ½ *tsp salt
  • 1 onion
  • 2 *tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp spice of your choice
  • 8 paninis
  • Margarine spread

Serves: 8

Preparation: 20 *min

Cooking: 25-35 min


  • Wash your spinach and then slice it into long strips
  • Dice your onion in square shapes
  • Put the spinach into a pot, and then add water, salt, oil, spice of your choice and the diced onion
  • Let it boil for 25-30 min
  • After the 25-30 min, taste whether the mix has enough salt
  • If it does not, add some and then let boil for an additional 5 minutes
  • In the meantime, get your paninis ready
  • Cut those paninis from the side
  • Apply margarine on the bottom half
  • Add the cooked spinach to the paninis

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Note that . . .

If you want to, you may also add some meat alongside your simple, green spinach to spice up the phenomenon.

*tbsp: tablespoon

*tsp: teaspoon

*min: minute/s

(Image courtesy to Gaby Ndongo; Writing by Gaby Ndongo: gabyndongo@outlook.com, +27 7 524 6053; Editing by Amber Richardson: richardsonamber97@gmail.com)

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Gaby Ndongo Nkolo is a liberal Congolese nationalist who is currently studying Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. He works as a journalist for both The Open Journal and The Journalist. His interests are diverse ranging from skateboarding, boxing, the culinary arts, cycling and most importantly journalism which brought with it, interests in reading and writing. In particular Gaby enjoys activities that require speed or concentration; however, music beguiles his soul and rejuvenates his mind. This individual’s aspiration is to always be his true self and love who he is as a person; additionally, he aims to appreciate people for who they are as individuals.

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