Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli

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

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


  • 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 none garlic clove, minced
  • 8 none (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • 1/2 pound deli-sliced smoked turkey (such as Boar's Head)
  • 2 cups trimmed watercress
  • 4 none (1/2-ounce) slices provolone cheese
  • none Cooking spray


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 304none
  • Fat: 11.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Protein: 21.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 810mg
  • Calcium: 210mg

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Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli Recipe