Check out this great lunch recipe that feeds 4 people! This amazing Turkey & Tomato Potluck Panini sent in by Drew Nelson of Dayton, OH is a great way for you to enjoy a healthy meal while practicing sustainability, because you’re only cooking once instead of individually 4x’s over! And to make it an even better deal, this panini sandwich that’s full of delicious turkey & fresh crisp tomatoes on whole-grain wheat bread is only 250 calories per serving! The staff at Tasty25 especially likes this recipe because it reinforces one of the core values of our food conscious community: The importance of sharing health & nutrition with others! You should definitely try this recipe out, and let us know what you think by rating & commenting below. We hope you enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff
What you need:
8 Slices whole-wheat bread
8 Oz. thinly sliced reduced-sodium deli turkey
8 Tomato slices
2 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt
2 Tbsp. shredded parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 Tsp. lemon juice
2 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper (To taste.)
Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)
Have a 2 medium skillets and four unopened, 15-ounce cans ready by the stove. (Tasty25 Staff Note: The cans will be used to weigh down the top skillet on the sandwiches to make them into panini; If you have a panini maker, use it instead.)
Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, parmesan cheese, basil, lemon juice and some pepper in a small bowl; Spread about 2 Tsp. of the mixture on each slice of bread.
Divide turkey and tomato slices among 4 slices of bread; Top with the remaining bread.
Heat 1 Tsp. of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat; Place 2 panini in the pan, put the other medium skillet on top of the panini, then weigh it down with the cans.
Cook the panini until golden on one side, about 2 minutes; Reduce the heat to medium-low, flip the panini, replace the top skillet and cans, and cook until the second side is golden, for about 1-3 more minutes.
Repeat the process with the 2 remaining panini and 1 Tsp. of olive oil; Serve warm.
Eat & enjoy!