Ham, Turkey, Avocado, and Alfalfa Sprout Panini

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Mark T. Shapiro

This recipe was inspired by my dear friend and colleague Itza Gutierrez, who loves the combination of avocado and alfalfa sprouts. Add melted Swiss cheese, and you have one incredible sandwich.

Avocado and alfalfa sprouts are a wonderful combination on many savory dishes and add so much to a simple sandwich or salad.


Cooking Methodgrilling



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Occasiongame day

Recipe Coursemain course, snack

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentpanini press

Mealdinner, lunch, snack

Taste and Texturecheesy, crisp, meaty, savory, sharp, spiced

Type of Dishgrilled sandwich


  • 4 slices sourdough bread (½-inch/1 cm thick slices)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter, melted 
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) spicy mustard 
  • 2 oz (60 g) Swiss cheese, thinly sliced 
  • 1 oz (30 g)  deli baked ham, thinly sliced 
  • 1 oz (30 g)  deli baked turkey, thinly sliced 
  • 1 small avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (125 ml) alfalfa sprouts 
  • Pinch salt 
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


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