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Bistro Turkey Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
“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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 346 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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