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Turkey Club Sandwich

turkey club sandwich

Here is one of my favorite sandwiches –the Turkey Club.  It’s a sandwich on Nutty Bread with avocado, mustard and of course, turkey.  It’s hot here, so I’m very happy to make sandwiches for dinner and not have to spark up the oven, stove or grill.

These gluten-free sandwiches are full of protein and tasty to boot.  For me, the avocado makes a great whole food substitute for mayo (I’m not in the mood to make homemade mayo today either, though when am I?).  Here’s a meal in a sandwich.  Goes great with any number of fresh green salads.

Turkey Club Sandwichprint
2 thin slices Nutty Bread or Paleo Bread
smear of dijon mustard
2 slices avocado
2 pieces Romaine lettuce
2 slices roasted turkey

  1. Toast bread
  2. Smear bread with mustard and avocado
  3. Place lettuce on bread, then turkey slices
  4. Close sandwich and eat

Note: I’ve received several questions about how to store the Nutty Bread that is found in this recipe. After baking, I let my bread sit on the counter overnight to cool, then wrap it in a paper towel, put it into a zip lock plastic bag and refrigerate. Stored this way it keeps for at least a week.

In my last post I had asked what types of recipes people were interested in seeing here more often. Thank you for all your suggestions and requests!

Now I’ve got a good list with which to head to the food lab (that would be my kitchen). In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of links to several of my already published recipes that I think might be helpful until I can start posting new ones!

Coconut flour recipes for zebe912, Karen and Carlie.
Gluten free snacks
for lunchboxes and more for Helen and Tracee.
Breakfast recipes
for Annette and Ann.
Almond flour recipes
for Hänni.
Raw recipes
for Baden and Alchemille.

Thanks again so much, I love all of your ideas!


posted on July 8, 2009, 20 comments

  1. This is definitely one of my all time favorite sandwiches. Avocados are yummy and in season now :)

  2. Oh Elana! I am coming to your house for lunch. That looks wonderful. I will have to try that bread. It’s a little pricey huh? I wish nuts were cheaper – they are sooooo good!

  3. veggievixen

    sweet! that bread looks awesome. and i always love adding avocado to anything. mmm.

    thanks for the recipes. i need to try out some coconut and almond flours for realllll.

  4. Thank you SOOOOO much for posting sandwich and bread recipes. I thought I would never taste bread again. And sandwiches were a thing of the past. But this looks delicious. I have never done much with avocado before, but I think I might have to try it. Thanks!

  5. Gina K.

    I will try this bread as soon as I can. I miss bread since I cant have dairy either and most store GF breads have that in them. One question, how long does this bread last and do you need to ref. or freeze it? thanks!

  6. gfe-gluten free easily @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    That is one stunning sandwich! Can a sandwich be stunning? LOL Yes, I think it can … well, that one anyway. ;-) I know I would love all the flavors. Great idea on using avocado vs mayo, Elana!

    Thanks,
    Shirley

  7. Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen @ meghantelpnerblog.com

    That sandwich looks so good. Have been missing sandwiches with the summer here- I will have to bake up a loaf of that bread.

  8. Beth

    That is one tasty looking sandwich.

    I will have to make another batch of the Nutty Bread. I made it three times after you posted the recipe.

    Never thought of putting avocado in a sandwich before. What a great idea!

  9. Paulette

    Elana,
    Your sandwich looks delicious. I’ve eaten avocado for years but only as a dip. I started using it in sandwiches last year. I was visiting my sister in Prince Edward Island and she made a sandwich with chicken, avocado, lettuce, tomato and Brie cheese. I didn’t have the tomato and cheese on mine but it was still delicious. I made some recently with my cranberry bread and also with my orange and millet bread. No matter which bread I used, it always tasted delicious. Now I know what I’m having for lunch. Thanks so much for your great site. Yours is the best!! I love receiving your recipes.

  10. colormepink

    My experience with this bread is that it spoils pretty quickly. On the counter, I can only keep it fresh 2 maybe 3 days, refrigerated 5 to 7 days. If you don’t go through a loaf that quickly, I recommend freezing it in portions.

  11. sas

    Hi Elana,
    I’ve been perusing your website for months now and just discovered your nutty bread recipe today! I am excited to try this recipe with the nutty bread. It may be too late for me to include a recipe request, but I thought I’d ask anyway. Any chance of a Jewish Apple Cake recipe (what makes it “jewish” anyway?) Thanks for all your great recipes!

  12. Jen @ MaplenCornbread @ maplencornbread.blogspot.com

    Elana, that looks so yummy! I love the hearty texture of the bread and my favorite filling, avocado!

  13. Kimberly@Living Free @ livingfreeforever.wordpress.com

    That sandwich looks fabulous! I’m all for not cooking when it’s hot. Our dinners have been pretty simple lately and I’m loving it! Also, LOVE avocado on anything!!

  14. Hänni @ hannihaus.com

    That nutty bread looks divine. Thank you so much for the almond flour link! Will make good use of it (btw, i’m very excited your new cookbook comes out in just a few weeks!)

  15. Kathleen

    Excellent bread!! Used it to make an open faced sandwich: one slice of your bread, olive oil, fresh mozz cheese, sprinkle of sea salt, sliced heirloom tomato, turkey bacon. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a sandwich for lunch. Thanks.

  16. Christine Grice

    What a godsend you are Elana! I was diagnosed celiac six months ago and am now heavier than I have ever been, what’s that all about? But reading through you website has given me some answers and a much clearer understanding of the dietary whole of being celiac. Something doctors (well in Australia) don’t bother to advise you about. I am very excited to move into the Paleo diet/lifestyle and following your website will help me enormously! Thank you for your help, Chris

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