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!
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.
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.
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!