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Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich

Sandwich with turkey, bacon, avocado, and tomatoes.

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The BEST Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich with Creamy Basil Sauce.  You’ll be making this on repeat!

Ingredients

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For the Basil Sauce

  • ½ cup packed fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 Tablespoons
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

 

For the Turkey Sandwich

  • Thinly sliced whole grain bread, seedy bread, multigrain, etc.
  • Deli turkey or leftover roasted turkey
  • Pepperjack cheese slices
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sundried tomatoes (the julienned in oil kind in a bottle)
  • Sliced olives
  • Basil Sauce (recipe above)
  • Baby spinach – destemmed
  • Sprouts (I like alfalfa sprouts, but any kind will do)
  • Bacon slices, cooked until crisp

Instructions

  1. Blend the Basil Sauce: Add basil sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  If it’s not blending well, double the recipe (you won’t be sad to have extra).
  2. Assemble the Sandwich: Heat a griddle, saucepan, or panini press to medium-low.  On one slice of bread, layer the ingredients in the following order: sundried tomatoes, olives, pepperjack cheese, turkey, avocado.  Place the other slice of bread on top and press down lightly.  
  3. Spread the slices with butter or mayo, then place in a pan or panini press.  Cook until the bread is browned, then flip and brown the other side until the cheese inside the sandwich is melted.  Note: if the bread is browning too quickly before the cheese has melted, turn the heat down.
  4. When done, move sandwich to a plate and open the sandwich.  Add a layer of spinach, sprouts, and bacon.  Spoon Basil Sauce on top, then close the sandwich and love your life as the sauce runs down your happy fingers.

Notes

  • This is a “free bird” kind of recipe.   Use the ingredient list as your guide and add the amounts that make you happy.
  • The layering of the sandwich is essential here!  Trust the layering directions!
  • I blend the Basil Sauce in a small attachment blender that came with my Vitamix.  If you only have a large blender and it’s not mixing well, double the recipe; it will store for at least a week in the fridge.

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