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Grilled Turkey Asparagus Pesto Paninis


"These are fast, yet tasty sandwiches and are best on the grill! The oatmeal bread really gives these paninis great flavor, but you could use another type of hearty bread as well. My husband and I love them in the summer when the asparagus and basil are in season. Serve with a side of coleslaw for a satisfying crunchy side dish."
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40 m servings 961 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. Preheat grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Cook asparagus on the preheated grill directly on the grate or on a grill pan until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the pesto. The actual amount of pesto consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 961 calories; 72.7 g fat; 37.2 g carbohydrates; 43.1 g protein; 110 mg cholesterol; 1878 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I just used store bought pesto (Classico in a jar) and it was delicious! Awesome combination!

I made this for dinner tonight and we all loved it! I used the larger asparagus but still delicious:)