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Turkey Avocado Sandwich

This simple and refreshing turkey avocado sandwich is layered with chive cream cheese, mashed avocado, turkey, and plenty of fresh veggies including sprouts, cucumber, and red onion.

Stacked sandwich halves.

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What’s to love about this recipe?

  • It’s super simple! Aside from prepping the veggies, there’s really not much to do in order to prepare this sandwich. Simply mix up the cream cheese, mash the avocado, assemble the sandwiches, and grill ’em up; that’s it!!!
  • It’s quick to prepare! Since the prep for this sandwich is so simple, it takes less than 15-minutes to make these sandwiches.
  • The fresh veggies! With sprouts, cucumber, and red onion, this sandwich is loaded with refreshing vegetables.
Two turkey avocado sandwiches.

Ingredients + notes & substitutions

Ingredients for turkey avocado sandwich (see recipe card).
  • Cream cheese: Make sure you soften it so that you can easily mix it up with the spices and chives and spread it on the bread.
  • Onion and garlic powder: To season the cream cheese.
  • Fresh chives: For the cream cheese mixture.
  • Avocado: When picking an avocado, opt for one that is darker in color and is firm with a little bit of squish – if it’s mushy, it is overripe and that is no bueno.
  • Salt and pepper: To season the mashed avocado.
  • Wheat or whole-grain sandwich bread: These are my go-to bread choices for this sandwich because there’s something about wheat/grain bread that just feels so fresh. But hey, feel free to switch it up. Sourdough or even a bagel are great options.
  • Mayonnaise: The mayo is slathered on the sandwich and instead of butter is used to grill it. It’s less greasy than butter and gets the job done just as well if not better. In fact, it’s easier to spread than butter and has a high smoke point so it’s less likely to burn. If you wish, however, you are welcome to use butter to grill it up.
  • Deli sliced turkey: If smoked is an option I’d definitely go for that.
  • Sprouts: Sprouts are seeds that have just begun germinating and are still very young plants. There are different types of sprouts that range subtly in taste and texture including broccoli, alfalfa, radish, and clover. Any variety will work for this sandwich.
  • Red onion: No sandwich is complete without onions, right?!? If you’re an onion hater, you can omit them.
  • Cucumber: Personally, I prefer seedless cucumbers but any type will do.

How do you make a turkey avocado sandwich? ( + tips)

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and chives. Set aside.
Chive cream cheese in a small bowl.

2. In a separate small bowl, mash the avocado, season it with salt and black pepper, and set aside.

Mashed avocado in a blue bowl.

3. Heat a medium-large skillet over medium-low heat.

4. Spread the mayonnaise onto one side of all four slices of bread.

5. Next, divide the cream cheese mixture between two pieces of bread and spread it evenly atop the mayonnaise.

6. Top the cream cheese with the turkey, mashed avocado, sprouts, red onion, and cucumber then top with the remaining bread slices creating a sandwich.

Six stages of sandwich assembly.

7. At this point, I like to slightly grill the sandwich to toast and warm the bread up a little bit. If you prefer, you can certainly serve it cold – it will still be mighty good. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of the sandwiches then grill for about three minutes on each side. Serve warm.

How to store

Refrigerate in an airtight container, reusable sandwich bag, or wrapped tightly in beeswax wrap for up to three days.

Close-up of two avocado turkey sandwiches.
Sandwich halves up close.

What to serve with this sandwich:

  • Green Goddess Pasta Salad: Making up this green goddess pasta salad is an herbaceous homemade green goddess dressing, fresh Spring vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and artichokes, and of course, pasta! It’s simple to prepare, takes just 20-minutes, and is gluten-free and vegetarian adaptable.
  • Lemon Orzo Salad w/ Asparagus, Arugula, & Feta: This herbaceous lemon orzo salad is a wonderful Spring side dish incorporating fresh seasonal produce like asparagus and arugula, garlic, and feta. Naturally vegetarian.
  • Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad: This crowd-pleasing creamy pesto pasta salad with artichokes, black olives, tomatoes, and red onion is super easy and can be thrown together in just 20 minutes. Naturally vegetarian.

If you make this turkey avocado sandwich I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll ♥

Stacked sandwich halves.

Turkey Avocado Sandwich

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

This simple and refreshing turkey avocado sandwich is layered with chive cream cheese, mashed avocado, turkey, and plenty of fresh veggies including sprouts, cucumber, and red onion.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temp
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chives
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled 
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices wheat or whole-grain sandwich bread 
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise + more for grilling 
  • 1/2 pound deli sliced turkey breast, preferably smoked
  • 1 ounce sprouts, any variety 
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Thinly sliced cucumber

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and chives. Set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mash the avocado, season it with salt and black pepper, and set aside.
  3. Heat a medium-large skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Spread the mayonnaise onto one side of all four slices of the bread.
  5. Next, divide the cream cheese mixture between two pieces of bread and spread it evenly atop the mayo.
  6. Top the cream cheese with the turkey, mashed avocado, sprouts, red onion, and cucumber then top with the remaining bread slices.
  7. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of the sandwiches then grill for three minutes on each side. ***You may skip this step and serve cold if you prefer.

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container, reusable sandwich bag, or wrapped tightly in beeswax wrap for up to three days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 825Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1862mgCarbohydrates: 298gFiber: 56gSugar: 13gProtein: 83g

The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc

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