Turkey & Guacamole Sandwich

1.3I love grilled sandwiches. In the past, whenever I moved to a new neighborhood, I was always on a lookout for a local pastry shop that made hot panini and dazzled with ham and cheese croissants. Then it dawned on me that I could just buy a panini press and take the party home! So started a time of delicious experimentation. A great quick lunch option that turned out a winner for me is the Turkey & Guacamole sandwich. It literally takes five minutes to make and powers me through the day no matter how energy consuming or hectic. For the longest time I thought that using guacamole as a spread was pretty unappetizing but when I made this sandwich for the first time I was instantly in love – it adds just the right amount of spiciness and works wonders in pulling all the flavors together. If you love sandwiches, this recipe just might become your go-to as well!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2-4 slices of oven roasted turkey
  • 1-2 slices of cheese
  • 1 table spoon of guacamole
  • Spring mix greens

Take two slices of your favorite bread and toast them both to a slightly crusty texture. On the first slice of bread spread the guacamole and add greens on top. Follow by putting 2-4 pieces of turkey. I love my sandwiches to be heavy on the meat so I usually add 4 pieces minimum but, then again, my turkey slices are rather thin. When you finish the layering, set aside. On the second slice of bread add 1-2 slices of cheese only. Once again, I use two slices of my favorite Havarti cheese since that way the sandwich has a more savory taste to it. Put the piece of bread with the cheese on it on the pan and heat until the cheese has gotten soft and started to melt. Watch it carefully while cooking since, quite often, the bottom of the bread starts to burn before the cheese has melted, especially if you are using more cheese. Once the cheese half of the sandwich is ready put it on top of the other half and devour…it is so tasty that “devour” is the only verb I can use!

If you have a panini maker, skip the pan and the process is even simpler. After you layer all the ingredients on each slice of the bread, combine the two halves together and throw the sandwich into the panini grill. Keep an eye on the process to remove the sandwich just when the cheese has started to melt and the bread turned and golden.