Rating: 4.67 stars
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is such an easy, light, refreshing and YUMMY sandwich!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mash the avocado and the mayonnaise together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.

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  • Preheat a panini sandwich press.

  • To make the sandwiches, split the ciabatta rolls in half the flat way, and brush the bottom of each roll with olive oil. Place the bottoms of the rolls onto the panini press, olive oil side down. Place a provolone cheese slice, half the spinach leaves, half the sliced turkey breast, and a sliced roasted red pepper on each sandwich. Spread half of the avocado mixture on the cut surface of each top, and place the top of the roll on the sandwich. Brush the top of the roll with olive oil.

  • Close the panini press and cook until the bun is toasted and crisp, with golden brown grill marks, and the cheese has melted, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Editor's Note

Instead of using a panini press, you can use a heavy cast iron skillet or griddle with a heavy weight (such as another heavy pan or even a brick wrapped in aluminum foil). Place the sandwich into the heated skillet or griddle, top with the heavy weight, and push down on the weight to press and crisp the sandwich. When the bread is toasted, flip the sandwich and press the other side.

Nutrition Facts

723 calories; protein 25.3g; carbohydrates 42.1g; fat 51.3g; cholesterol 62.4mg; sodium 1720mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (93)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
I used 1 slice of turkey per sandwich enough spinach leaves to cover the sandwich and enough roasted red pepper pieces from a jar to cover the sandwich. I didn't use the whole 1/4 lb. turkey or the whole cup of spinach leaves nor did I roast 2 red peppers for two sandwiches. Hope this note clarifies a bit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
I only gave this 3 out of 5 because the spinach wasn't good when cooked. The avocado mayo was great. The red peppers were great we just didn't like the way the spinach tasted limp and warm. Next time we will put some red onion on instead and those wanting greens we'll put on afterward. Read More
(6)
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
I used 1 slice of turkey per sandwich enough spinach leaves to cover the sandwich and enough roasted red pepper pieces from a jar to cover the sandwich. I didn't use the whole 1/4 lb. turkey or the whole cup of spinach leaves nor did I roast 2 red peppers for two sandwiches. Hope this note clarifies a bit! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
Not sure how much turkey I used but I did put a healthy portion of shaved turkey breast on the bread and enough spinach to make me happy. Love the spinach! I had about 1/2 a roasted red pepper left in the fridge and that was plenty for my sandwich. I do not have a panini press so used my cast iron grill pan and weighted it down to mash the sandwich and leave the bread nice and crispy and well marked. Great sandwich a hearty and very filling meal. Love the addition of the avocado. Thanks Amanda. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
The recipe was outstanding! I did not have a panini press so i drizzled olive oil on tinfoil and wrapped the sandwich in the foil. Baked at 400 degrees 20 minutes. (I am at high elevation). Ciabatta bread had wonderful crisp bottom and top. The spinach was a great addition and did not get overcooked. May add red onion next time. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
This is a super easysandwich that is really good. I made it as described except I did not mix the avocado and mayo together I just spread mayo and topped the sandwich with slices of avocado. The roasted red peppers were really good and I topped my sadnwich with a splash of balsalmic vinegar before cooking it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Totally yummy...I use a whole avacado and fat-free mayo and it is rich and delicious! This is good with any kind of salad greens and also tomatoes. Also using whole wheat or a grainy bread gives it more depth and texture! Just great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
Fantastic sandwich! I followed the recipe and have tried subtle changes numerous times now. This is a fantastic sandwich that you can make "your own" if you want to add or subtract. Very very easy to make. Great sandwich to have over and over again. KUDOS! I highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
I only gave this 3 out of 5 because the spinach wasn't good when cooked. The avocado mayo was great. The red peppers were great we just didn't like the way the spinach tasted limp and warm. Next time we will put some red onion on instead and those wanting greens we'll put on afterward. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2012
I love this recipe and make it for my husband often!! I don't use the red peppers but substitute with sun dried tomatoes. I love it. Will have to try it with some onion and bacon next time too... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2012
I LOVE the avocado mayo dressing....I will surely use it on future sandwiches...awesome! I used extra-large sliced white bread instead of ciabatta worked perfect! Read More
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