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Bistro Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

Bistro Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

“Sweet and savory flavors combine in this quick, healthful sandwich. The pear gives an unexpected sweetness. You can substitute the pear for an apple for a tasty change.” Veronica Callaghan - Glastonbury, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 6 wheat sandwich buns, split
  • 6 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound cooked turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  • 1. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook onion and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in oil for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in salt and cayenne.
  • 2. Combine the mustard, apple cider and remaining brown sugar; spread over bun bottoms. Layer with lettuce, pear, turkey, basil and cheese. Top with caramelized onion. Replace tops. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 346 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 708 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer