This Turkey Sandwich is topped with avocado and sprouts and it makes for a light but satisfying post-Thanksgiving lunch.
I know, I know. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. What am I doing posting a recipe for turkey leftovers?
Let me explain. Each year at my work we host a big Thanksgiving feast for the community. It’s the whole shebang…dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, and enough gravy to drown a small child.
Yesterday was that feast. We fed a lot of people. They got seconds. And thirds. Some took trays of food home. And still we have a fridge full of turkey and mashed potatoes.
Hence, the turkey sandwich. You may not appreciate it now, but come Friday, when you can’t imagine turning on your oven or washing one more crusty casserole dish, you’ll be glad you’ve got this simple sandwich in your back pocket.
There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about this sandwich, but I’ve found it’s the perfect cure for a food hangover. Eaten cold and gravy-less, turkey takes on a much healthier profile. And when it’s topped with avocado and sprouts, it makes for a light but satisfying post-Thanksgiving lunch.
I am really loving sprouts lately. They add great texture to omelets, salads, and sandwiches. Plus they’re just fun to eat! It’s like pure health in the form of crunchy, funky little tentacles. It’s like adding a dash of awesome to your lunch.
I like to slap this sandwich between two whole grain, seeded pieces of bread, but if you happen to have some rolls leftover from the Big Feast, it would be equally good on that. A little swirl of Miracle Whip, a squirt of mustard, and a slice of Swiss cheese finishes the sandwich. It’s day-after perfection.
I hope you and your family have a safe, warm, and blessed Thanksgiving. May your tables be stuffed with great food and the elbows of those you love.
Turkey, Avocado, and Sprout Sandwich
- 4 slices whole grain bread
- Miracle Whip (about 1 Tablespoon for each sandwich)
- Mustard (about a teaspoon for each sandwich)
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 slices swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
- 4 thick slices turkey breast
- Set two plates out and place two slices of bread on each one. On each plate, layer a slice of bread with half the turkey, a slice of swiss cheese, then half the avocado slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay half the alfalfa sprouts on top.
- Spread the Miracle Whip and mustard evenly between the two remaining slices of bread. Place the bread, spread side down into the sprouts. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Neighborfood