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Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

by Pam on December 16, 2013

My friend Simon recently made us sandwiches while visiting his home and he used this amazing basil mayonnaise on them that he made. I was instantly hooked and couldn’t wait to re-create it at home. I made paninis this weekend and added some homemade basil mayonnaise to them. They turned out INCREDIBLE! I seriously could eat these sandwiches everyday!

Combine the mayonnaise, basil, minced garlic, sea salt, to taste, dash of white pepper, and dash of cayenne pepper, together in a small bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.

Spread some of the basil mayonnaise on both slices of bread then layer it with a little cheese, turkey, tomato, avocado, and a little more cheese. Place the other slice of bread on top.

Place into your panini pan (or grill pan).  Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Side Note:  I always cook my paninis dry.  I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy.  Try it – I bet you will like it and it’s way better for you!



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Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise




Yield: 2

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 15 min.



Ingredients:

Basil Mayonnaise:

1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt, to taste
Dash of white pepper
Dash of cayenne pepper

Sandwich:

4 slices of French bread
Basil mayonnaise
Extra sharp white cheddar
Turkey, sliced
Tomato, sliced
Avocado, sliced

Directions:

Preheat your panini grill or a grill pan over medium heat.

Combine the mayonnaise, basil, minced garlic, sea salt, to taste, dash of white pepper, and dash of cayenne pepper, together in a small bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

Spread some of the basil mayonnaise on both slices of bread then layer it with a little cheese, turkey, tomato, avocado, and a little more cheese. Place the other slice of bread on top.

Place into your panini pan (or grill pan). Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Side Note: I always cook my paninis dry. I find that using oil or butter on the bread makes the sandwich too greasy. Try it – I bet you will like it and it’s way better for you!



References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Mexican Chopped Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

by Pam on November 14, 2013

I saw this recipe on Better Recipes[1] and couldn’t wait to make it. I loved the flavor of the vinaigrette and the crunch of all the veggies in the salad. It was refreshing, healthy, and super delicious. We all enjoyed it and gobbled it right up. I had the leftovers the following day, and aside from the soggy lettuce, it was still crunchy, flavorful, and delicious. This is a terrific salad that would pair nicely with most Mexican main dishes.

Combine the cumin, coriander, cayenne, orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Chop the tomatoes, green onions, avocado, bell pepper, and romaine lettuce. Drain and rinse the black beans and thaw the frozen corn and edamame. Place the chopped romaine lettuce in the bottom of a dish. Arrange the remaining salad ingredients on top of the lettuce in rows. Toss with vinaigrette, to taste, when ready to serve. Sprinkle the top with cheese and cilantro. Serve and enjoy.



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Mexican Chopped Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette




Yield: 4+

Total Time: 15 min.



Ingredients:

Vinaigrette:

1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
Dash cayenne pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp finely grated lime zest
1/2 tbsp agave syrup or honey
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Sea Salt and Freshly cracked Pepper, to taste

Salad:

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, diced
1 small orange bell pepper, diced
1 cup pre-cooked edamame
1 cup corn, frozen (thawed)
1 cup of romaine lettuce, chopped finely

Garnishes:

Cotija cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Combine the cumin, coriander, cayenne, orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Chop the tomatoes, green onions, avocado, bell pepper, and romaine lettuce. Drain and rinse the black beans and thaw the frozen corn and edamame. Place the chopped romaine lettuce in the bottom of a dish. Arrange the remaining salad ingredients on top of the lettuce in rows. Toss with vinaigrette, to taste, when ready to serve. Sprinkle the top with cheese and cilantro. Serve and enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Better Recipes

References

  1. ^ Better Recipes (www.betterrecipes.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta

by Pam on October 28, 2013

My first attempt at brussel sprouts[1] was a big success with my entire family but my husband said he wanted to try it with lemon next time. I simply seasoned these fresh brussel sprout halves in olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then drizzled a bit of lemon juice on them before roasting. I then sautéed some garlic with olive oil then tossed the brussel sprouts in the pan and squeezed more lemon juice on top and tossed to coat evenly. Once they were in the serving bowl, I sprinkled the top with feta cheese. They turned out delicious and my husband and I both really liked them a lot, my kids on the other hand, were not fans. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Zest the lemon; set aside.

Toss the brussel sprouts with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then place on the baking sheet. Squeeze one half of a lemon evenly over the sprouts. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the brussel sprouts and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and dash of crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the brussel sprouts followed by the juice from the remaining half of the lemon. Toss to coat evenly. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the top of the brussel sprouts with feta cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 25 minutes



Ingredients:

2 cups of fresh brussel sprouts, halved
2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lemon (divided)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Feta cheese, to taste
Zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Zest the lemon; set aside.

Toss the brussel sprouts with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then place on the baking sheet. Squeeze one half of a lemon evenly over the sprouts. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the brussel sprouts and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and dash of crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the brussel sprouts followed by the juice from the remaining half of the lemon. Toss to coat evenly. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the top of the brussel sprouts with feta cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



 

References

  1. ^ Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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