This Turkey Avocado Sandwich is the sandwich of my dreams. It is made with honey oat bread, honey mustard, smoked turkey, avocado and sprouts! 

a pan stacked with turkey avocado sandwich halves

In this recipe I combined turkey and cheddar to make a sandwich inspired by one from my childhood memories. When I was a kid we used to go to a deli about an hour from here that made the best sandwiches! It had wide plank wood floors, high ceilings with pressed tin tiles, and a line out the door. They hand-sliced their freshly baked bread and they were generous with the avocado. It was worth the trip to just for one of their epic turkey sandwiches.

I think of that sandwich, layers of thinly sliced turkey and cheddar, just a little red onion, a giant snarl of sprouts, and the creamy ooze of fresh avocado! Such a great accompaniment to the smoky turkey and the sharp cheddar cheese! I may have literally dreamt about it in the years since the deli closed its doors.

Ingredients For This Turkey Avocado Sandwich

  • 8 thick slices honey oat bread, preferably hand-sliced
  • 4 tablespoons garlic mayonnaise or mayonnaise
  • 8 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 8 ounces Smoked Turkey
  • 4 slices deli sliced cheddar, about 2 ounces
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 thin slices red onion, separated
  • 1 cup fresh alfalfa sprouts

Tips For How To Make This Recipe

Cut the onion and avocado before you start assembling the sandwiches. That way you have everything you need to set up your assembly station! Just like the sandwich pros at the deli!

Make All Four Sandwiches At Once

Use a large cutting board to set up your pro sandwich assembly. Lay out all eight slices of the bread if you can fit them all at once. (If not you can start with the four base pieces and then add the top pieces at the end.)  

Note: if your pieces of bread are irregularly shaped, make sure that you open the pieces from face to face so that when you close up the sandwiches the slices will line up best. 

  1. Spread the honey mustard on four of the slices. (This will be the tops of your sandwiches.) Spread the mayo on the other four. (These will be the base of the sandwiches.)
  2. Layer on the turkey and cheddar, dividing them evenly among the sandwiches. 
  3. Top with the avocado, onion and sprouts. 
  4. Close up the sandwiches by placing the bread with the honey mustard side down on top. 
  5. These sandwiches are nice and full, so I recommend cutting them in half. 

side view of turkey avocado sandwich on a wooden cutting board

Make Ahead Tips For Lunchboxes and Picnics

The avocado in these sandwiches will brown over time. If they are packed into the sandwiches it will take several hours for the avocado to brown. While this is harmless it may be not-so-pretty. To avoid that you can drizzle them with lemon or lime which helps prevent them from browning. But note that the acidity of the lemon or lime will change the flavor of the sandwich.

If you can, you can also make the sandwiches without the avocado, then pack a plastic knife to slice and add them in just before serving. 

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Thanks so much for reading. If you make this sandwich recipe please come back and leave a star rating and review.

Happy Cooking

~Katie 

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side view of turkey sandwich

turkey sandwich with avocado and sprouts

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: sandwich
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This is the sandwich of my dreams. Honey Oat bread, with honey mustard, smoked turkey, avocado and sprouts! It’s just the thing to pack into a cooler for a picnic this summer.


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Ingredients

  • 8 thick slices honey oat bread, preferably hand-sliced
  • 4 tablespoons garlic mayonnaise or mayonnaise
  • 8 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 8 ounces Smoked Turkey
  • 4 slices deli sliced cheddar, about 2 ounces
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 thin slices red onion, separated
  • 1 cup fresh alfalfa sprouts

Instructions

  1. Lay bread on work surface. Spread mayonnaise on four slices and the honey mustard on the other four slices, dividing evenly.
  2. Top the mayo with turkey and cheddar, dividing evenly. Layer on avocado slices, onion and sprouts. Close sandwiches honey-mustard side down. Slice in half and wrap with parchment. Refrigerate or keep cold until ready to enjoy. Can be made up to 2 hours ahead.

Notes

The avocado in these sandwiches will brown over time. If they are packed into the sandwiches it will take several hours for the avocado to brown. While this is harmless it may be not-so-pretty. To avoid that you can drizzle them with lemon or lime which helps prevent them from browning. But note that the acidity of the lemon or lime will change the flavor of the sandwich.

If you can, you can also make the sandwiches without the avocado, then pack a plastic knife to slice and add them in just before serving.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 434 cals
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 24 g

 

collage of Avocado and Turkey