Smoked Turkey Sandwich with Spanakopita Cream
The weather did a total turnaround this week and went straight from winter (it froze again last Saturday night) to summer (92 degrees on Tuesday). My daughter and I were SOOoooo hot so I bought some cold smoked turkey meat, fresh tomato and ciabatta rolls and we’ve been devouring cold turkey sandwiches like they are going out of style all week.
Earlier this week, when I first dipped some bread into that Spanakopita dip, I immediately thought of a smoked turkey sandwich with this beautiful stuff as a sandwich spread and HAD to try it. Really, if you think about it, the difference between a so-so everyday sandwich and a freaking amazing sandwich has to do with the bread and the spread. A simple spread can elevate a sandwich from “yawn” to “oh my gosh this is Soooooo good!” … That’s exactly what happened here.
Of course some fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion stop in to add to the harmony, but really, it’s the spread that makes this one. I tried it on my several-days-old homemade bread too and it tasted amazing. Don’t be afraid to spread it on good and thick, because 1/4 cup of it is less than 50 calories. Think about that:
- Plain old Butter: 2 Tablespoons = 200 calories.
- Mayonnaise: 2 Tablespoons = 180 calories.
- Spanakopita sandwich spread: FOUR Tablespoons < 50 calories.
Also, the Spanakopita cream spread is packed with iron, fiber, antioxidants (from the spinach), and extra protein and calcium (from the Greek yogurt) … more flavor, less calories, more nutrition. Taste buds are happy. Body is happy. Life is good!
- 1 whole-grain ciabatta roll or two slices of good whole-grain bread
- A liberal amount of Spanakopita Dip for spreading on the bread (recipe here)
- 2 - 3 thin slices of thin-sliced natural smoked turkey
- Sweet vidalia onion slices
- Fresh sliced tomato
- Greens or lettuce
- Smashed avocado (optional)
- Toast the roll or bread.
- While your bread is toasting, gather your other ingredients and slice up the tomato and onion.
- Spread both slices of the toast liberally with the Spanakopita dip (or spread half with the Spanakopita dip, the other half with smashed avocado).
- Pile on a few slices of the turkey, then top with sliced tomato, onion, & then the greens and the other half of the bun (or slice of bread).
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