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Asparagus Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, Pancetta, and Lemon Aioli

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Pancetta, mozzarella and aioli prove a scrumptious combination in this quick and easy sandwich.


  • Lemon Aioli1/2 tsp lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Sandwich4 squares focaccia bread (5"x5")
  • 1- 1/2 cups baby arugula leaves (lightly packed) or baby lettuces
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper, well drained and julienned
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch-thick
  • 16 asparagus spears, cooked fork-tender
  • 4 slices pancetta (1/8 inch thick), cooked almost crisp, break into 2 inch pieces ( 8 slices bacon may be substituted)


  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before proceeding.
  • To make Lemon Aioli, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and salt; whisk in mayonnaise and oil.
  • Spread smooth side of each focaccia square with 1/2 tablespoon aioli.
  • Divide remaining ingredients among 4 squares focaccia, layered in the order listed. Top with remaining foccacia squares. Cut each sandwich in half into 2 triangles.
  • Sandwiches can be served at room temperature or warmed for a few minutes in the oven at 450° F. Sandwiches should not be hot.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 840
  Calories from Fat 387 (46%)
(66%)Total Fat 43g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(17%)Cholesterol 50mg
(64%)Sodium 1530mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 90g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(0%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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