I loved the idea of this recipe, but made a few substitutions (due to having a limited amount of ingredients in the house) and it came out scrumptious! Instead of turkey, cherries, almonds, and plain yogurt, I used a can of albacore tuna, dried cranberries, pecans, and vanilla yogurt. The vanilla yogurt made the sandwich a little sweet, which I love. This recipe is great for everyday meals that you can put on a sandwich or on top of a salad.
Dried Cherry-Toasted Almond Turkey Salad Sandwiches
Dried fruit, almonds, and a touch of ginger make these 10-minute sandwiches deliciously different. Serve with baked chips for a superfast supper.
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- Calories: 398
- Calories from fat: 20%
- Fat: 8.7g
- Saturated fat: 1.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g
- Protein: 25.9g
- Carbohydrate: 56.1g
- Fiber: 6.9g
- Cholesterol: 51mg
- Iron: 3.5mg
- Sodium: 501mg
- Calcium: 93mg
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds (about 1 ounce)
- 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 8 ounces roasted turkey breast, chopped
- 4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas, cut in half
- Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds; cook 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; set aside.
- Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, ginger, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add almonds, celery, and next 4 ingredients (through turkey), stirring well to combine. Spoon 1/3 cup turkey mixture into each pita half.
If you don't have leftover turkey to use in this recipe, go to the deli section of your local grocery store and ask for a thick, eight-ounce cut of roasted turkey breast meat.
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