Grilled Turkey Asparagus Pesto Paninis
Blend basil, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Add pine nuts and pulse just until pine nuts are chopped, but still visible.Advertisement
Preheat grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil the grate.
Cook asparagus on the preheated grill directly on the grate or on a grill pan until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons butter onto 1 side of each bread slice. Spread desired amount of pesto onto the opposite side of each bread slice. Layer provolone cheese and turkey on the pesto-side of 2 bread slices; top with a second bread slice, pesto-side down.
Place sandwiches directly on the grill and cook until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 6 minutes per side. Remove from grill and cut each sandwich in half.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the pesto. The actual amount of pesto consumed will vary.