Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Simple Arugula Salad

Thursday, 08 Jan 2009

hotturkeysandwichThis is a method I use whenever I have cold cuts to use up, particularly roast beef or turkey, and it makes a great sandwich.  Today I used turkey.  Here’s a quick ingredient list for two servings:

Bread of your choice or soft-taco sized flour tortillas

Chopped onions

2 teaspoons EVOO

1/2 pound roughly chopped thinly sliced turkey

Cheese of your choice (provolone is good; today I shredded some romano and manchego)

1 tablespoon light mayo mixed with 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

lettuce and tomatoes for topping sandwich


So, all you do is saute the onions in a little bit of EVOO.  Once they’re a little bit browned, add the turkey and heat through.  Top with cheese and leave over medium-low heat until the cheese melts.  Toast your bread (today I used a baguette) and put a little of the mayo/dijon mix on each slice.  Transfer some of the turkey topped with cheese to the bread and add any other toppings you want, such as lettuce and tomato.  There you have it.

hot-turkey-soft-tacosAnother option is to use the turkey/cheese mixture in soft tacos.  These are great and we served chips and salsa on the side.

As for the side salad, it was a mixture of baby arugula and shredded radicchio topped with honey-lemon vinaigrette:  2 tablespoons EVOO, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  For a regular salad, I usually use only one teaspoon honey, but arugula and radicchio are both a little bitter, so I added more honey to counteract that.

Reader's Comments

  1. That looks like such an fancy lunch that would be really easy to prepare!

  2. It was very easy! And nice to have a warm sandwich on a cold winter day. Thanks for checking it out!

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