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Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

My friend Simon recently made us sandwiches while visiting his home and he used this amazing basil mayonnaise on them that he made. I was instantly hooked and couldn’t wait to re-create it at home. I made paninis this weekend and added some homemade basil mayonnaise to them. They turned out INCREDIBLE! I seriously could eat these sandwiches everyday!

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Combine the mayonnaise, basil, minced garlic, sea salt, to taste, dash of white pepper, and dash of cayenne pepper, together in a small bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.

Spread some of the basil mayonnaise on both slices of bread then layer it with a little cheese, turkey, tomato, avocado, and a little more cheese. Place the other slice of bread on top.

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Place into your panini pan (or grill pan).  Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Side Note:  I always cook my paninis dry.  I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy.  Try it – I bet you will like it and it’s way better for you!

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

 

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • Basil Mayonnaise:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Dash of white pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Sandwich:
  • 4 slices of French bread
  • Basil mayonnaise
  • Extra sharp white cheddar
  • Turkey sliced
  • Tomato sliced
  • Avocado sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, basil, minced garlic, sea salt, to taste, dash of white pepper, and dash of cayenne pepper, together in a small bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
  • Spread some of the basil mayonnaise on both slices of bread then layer it with a little cheese, turkey, tomato, avocado, and a little more cheese. Place the other slice of bread on top.
  • Place into your panini pan (or grill pan). Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • Side Note: I always cook my paninis dry. I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy. Try it – I bet you will like it and it’s way better for you!
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16 Comments

  1. The sandwich is a thing of beauty!! And the basil mayo is just the “icing on the cake” in my book!!! YUM!

  2. While the sandwiches also sound like something I could make and eat every day that Basil Mayo just sounds out of this world flavorful.

  3. DROOLING over here! 🙂 Yummy!

  4. That mayonnaise sounds amazing, bookmarked, thanks. Have a good week Diane

  5. This looks really good Pam. I don’t usually put mayo on a panini, but I will definitely make this sandwich with basil mayo.

  6. I’m pretty gleeful that I have a fresh basil plant growing on my windowsill! That basil mayo sounds fabulous.

  7. WOW that is a stunning panini, Pam. I put a light amount of oil on my panini press plates but not much. I need to break it out and make this this week.

  8. Kim in MD says:

    This looks so delicious, Pam!

  9. I put mayo on my grilled cheese sandwiches. Hubby hates it.
    But I love nothing more than a grilled cheese with mayo, extra sharp cheese, think tomato and maybe some corn relish! SO GOOD!