Monday, February 20, 2012

Turkey Caprese Panini

Turkey + sun-dried tomato goat cheese spread + red onion + spinach = Turkey Caprese

This panini was inspired by a sandwich at one of my favorite spots in Charlotte, The Common Market.  The Common Market is quirky, eclectic, non-pretentious deli with a large beer and wine selection and a slew of kitschy knick knacks.  They're also dog friendly, and have a awesome outdoor patio.  Excellent for an afternoon with the hubs and the pup.  Love this spot!

I tend to order their turkey caprese over and over again, it's that good.  Over the weekend I was craving it and decided to make my own version.  The secret to this sandwich is the sun-dried tomato and goat cheese spread...  It is definitely why I ordered it the first time, and why I keep going back for it!  Turkey breast, red onion and spinach keep this sandwich fresh and healthy.  When I eat it, I feel good.  You will too.  Give it a shot! :)

serves 1

2 slices hearty whole grain bread
1 oz honey goat cheese
1/2 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
4 oz turkey meat
1 tbsp thinly sliced red onion
2 tbsp baby spinach leaves
extra virgin olive oil


Combine goat cheese and sun-dried tomato pesto in a small bowl.  Spread mixture onto one slice of bread.  Pile turkey, red onion and spinach on the same slice, top with other slice of bread.  Spray each side of the sandwich with a little bit of olive oil (or brush on lightly).  Place panini on a panini maker on medium high heat until bread is toasted and cheese begin to melt (about 3 minutes).


  1. Ummmmm...sundried tomato goat cheese spread!? You're killin' me. This is totally my kind of sandwich - it sounds amazing!

  2. this would be good for afternoon snacks :)..

  3. I actually baked this bread myself, but I’ve seen it in many grocery stores. You can use any kind of bread for these sandwiches. I use whatever I happen to have on hand, most of the time Italian bread, since that’s what I buy all the time.

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