Grilled Ham & Turkey Panini with Pesto

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May. 10, 2012


For the pesto sauce
Parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely grated
Walnuts chopped/Pine nuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Fresh basil leaves 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Kosher salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For the panini sandwich
Sour dough bread 4
Pesto 4 Tablespoon
Havarti 50 Gram , slice
Gruyere cheese slices 50 Gram
Smoked turkey slices 6 Ounce (thinly sliced)
Black forrest ham 6 Ounce
Fresh spinach leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon



1.In a food processor blend Parmesan cheese and keep aside.

2.Pulse the basil, walnuts, garlic along with a little salt and pepper.

3.Drizzle olive oil and mix well.

4.Transfer in a bowl and add Parmesan cheese and mix.

5.Take two slices of sour dough bread.

6.Spread pesto on one of them.

7.Put the both the cheese on the pesto.

8.Top with turkey, black forest ham and spinach.

9.Cover with the bread slice, butter both the sides and grill in on the griddle to make sandwich.


10.Serve warm.


Store the pesto sauce in a bowl pour a good amount of olive oil and keep it in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1016Calories from Fat 573

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g98.5%

Saturated Fat 28 g140%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2947 mg122.79%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 58 g116%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet