Black Forest Ham, Cheese, & Asparagus Panini Recipe


Black Forest Ham, Cheese, & Asparagus Panini Recipe

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 3 – 4 min


  • 4 slices black forest ham
  • 6-8 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2-4 slices cheese of choice
  • 1/2 cup greens of choice
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Steam asparagus spears by filling a pot with 1-inch water, placing asparagus in steamer and heating over medium-high heat until spears are bright green and slightly tender. Depending on size, this may take 3 – 7 min. (View other steaming methods available here:
  2. While spears are steaming, combine vinegar and oil in measuring cup with spout.
  3. Evenly distribute ham, cheese, asparagus, greens, and tomato across 2 slices sourdough.
  4. Top with remaining sourdough slices and drizzle or brush vinegar/oil mixture over both sandwiches.
  5. If using a panini grill, toast 3 – 4 min. For stovetop, lightly grease a skillet and press sandwiches over medium-high heat, flipping after 2 – 3 min or when bottom is golden brown. You’ll know it’s done when the cheese is melted and both sides are browned gold.
  6. Remove from grill, cut each sandwich in half, serve, and enjoy!

NOTES: Feel free to get creative! Consider adding other ingredients such as caramelized onions or sauce of choice. For more recipes check out our recipe archives!


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