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Turkey avocado sandwich: loaded and delicious, this easy recipe makes a wonderful quick lunch. You can make it with deli or leftover turkey breast.

Are you looking for quick lunch ideas? Something quick, easy, and delicious for your lunch box? Or maybe something to take on a picnic? Look no further. This avocado turkey sandwich is what you need. And if you like turkey try the Quick Air Fryer Turkey Burger.

Why?

This turkey avocado combination is decadent and filling without being heavy or fatty. The mayo and the spicy-sweet chili sauce give it the right kick, and the veggies give it a fresh touch cutting through the heartiness of the mayo and avocado.

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What do you need to make a good turkey avocado sandwich?

Bread:

  • An essential ingredient that makes or breaks a sandwich.
  • Good quality, rather sturdy bread is what I go for all the time. I am not a fan of packed sandwich bread slices; they are too soft and too sweet.
  • I recommend using good sourdough bread, seeded rye, artisan bread. Or a good French baguette.
  • Bottom line: nothing too soft and nothing too sweet.

Turkey:

  • You can use either deli or leftover sliced meat if you happen to have it. I make this sandwich a lot in the winter months when we often have turkey leftovers.
  • However, we also enjoy it the rest of the year. Deli turkey is a delicious alternative. In this case, the slices are probably very thin, so you will need several to build a good meat layer.
  • Or you can go ahead and pan fry or grill a few thin breast slices just to make this recipe. You will love it! The extra work is worth it!

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Avocado:

  • Make sure the avocado is ripe and soft.

Cheese:

  • Whatever you like. Gouda, Cheddar, Provolone are all great choices. Although relatively mild when it comes to taste, even mozzarella tastes good in this spicy combination.

Mayonnaise:

  • Homemade mayonnaise is the best; it’s quick and easy to make. But let’s face it, opening a jar is even easier. Plus, you don’t have to worry about transporting the sandwich when using jarred mayo, for instance. On the other hand, homemade mayo (fresh eggs) is more sensitive.
  • Make sure you use a good brand, your favorite. Low-fat is fine as well, as long as it’s not too acidic, it often is.

Chili sauce:

  • I use sweet chili sauce, most of the time homemade.
  • Use your favorite brand to taste. If the sort you have is very hot, adjust the amount you need.

Other ingredients: one tomato, a few lettuce leaves, garlic, lemon or lime, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

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How to build the avocado turkey sandwich?

Mayonnaise: mix the mayo with garlic, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne and black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and chopped parsley.

Build:

  • Toast the bread in a toaster.
  • Place bread on a cutting board.
  • Spread the mayo on one slice and the chili sauce on the other. (1)
  • Cover the mayonnaise slice with several slices of thin deli meat or one or two slices of leftover meat (depending on their thickness). (2)
  • Place the cheese on top. (3)
  • Slice the avocado and rub it carefully with lemon juice (or lime juice). Arrange the slices on top of the cheese and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. (4)
  • Arrange the tomato slices on top. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper as well. (5)
  • Add the lettuce leaf. (6)
  • Cover with the second slice of bread.

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Tips

You can mash the avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt, and pepper. You should do this, especially if you plan to take the sandwich to work or on a picnic. Mashing with lemon juice will delay the browning process of the avocado and will make it easier to eat (less slippery). However, the avocado will still start to get brown eventually, so it’s better to eat the sandwich within a few hours of making it.

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Variations

  • You can sub the turkey with chicken breast, deli slices, grilled or pan-fried chicken breast, or leftover chicken breast.
  • Chop the meat finely, mix it with the mashed avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Spread mayo and chili sauce on the bread slices, add the chopped mixture on one piece of bread and cover with the second piece.
  • Use rocket or watercress leaves instead of lettuce.
  • Replace the tomatoes with grilled peppers from a jar.
  • Add a slice of crispy bacon or sliced red onions.

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How to serve?

The avocado turkey sandwich is best served immediately or within a few hours. However, you can pack it tightly and take it to work or on a picnic.

More quick lunches:

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Turkey and Avocado Sandwich

Loaded turkey avocado sandwich with tomatoes, lettuce, spicy mayonnaise, and sweet chili sauce. A quick and delicious summer lunch idea.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 805kcal
Author: Adina

Ingredients 
 

Mayonnaise:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small garlic clove grated
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • pinch of cayenne pepper to taste
  • pinch of fine sea salt to taste
  • pinch of black ground pepper to taste

Sandwich:

  • 4 large slices of bread Note 1
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce more to taste
  • 6 oz turkey breast thinly sliced (Note 2)
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 slices cheese Note 3
  • 1 to mato
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • sprinkle of fine sea salt
  • sprinkle of black pepper

Instructions

Mayonnaise:

  • Mix the mayonnaise with grated garlic, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne and black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and chopped parsley. Set aside.

Sandwich:

  • Toast the bread in the toaster. If using a French baguette, don’t toast it.
  • Place the bread on a cutting board.
  • Spread the mayo on one slice and the chili sauce on the other.
  • Cover one slice with several slices of thin deli turkey or one or two slices of leftover turkey (depending on thickness).
  • Place the cheese on top.
  • Slice the avocado and toss it carefully with lemon juice (Note 4). Place on top of the cheese and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the tomato slices on top. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper as well.
  • Add the lettuce leaf.
  • Cover with the second slice of bread.

Notes

  1. Use sturdy, good-quality bread, like sourdough, seeded rye, artisan bread, or crusty French baguette. Don’t use bread that is too soft or too sweet.
  2. Deli turkey or leftover turkey breast.
  3. Gouda, Cheddar, Provolone, or whatever sort you like.
  4. You can mash the avocado with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. This way the sandwich will be easier to transport.

Nutrition

Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 1044mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2931IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 4mg
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