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Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli

Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
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4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Take your average turkey sandwich to the next level with a citrusy spread and a few minutes on the panini press.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • 1/2 pound deli-sliced smoked turkey (such as Boar's Head)
  • 2 cups trimmed watercress
  • 4 (1/2-ounce) slices provolone cheese
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 304
  • fat 11.8 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 3.6 g
  • protein 21.3 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 38 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 810 mg
  • calcium 210 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients; spread evenly over 4 bread slices. Top evenly with turkey, watercress, cheese, and remaining 4 bread slices.

  3. Coat grill pan with cooking spray. Arrange 2 sandwiches in pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 2 minutes on each side (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat procedure with remaining 2 sandwiches.