Chipotle Avocado Turkey Melts
When it comes to sandwiches, I never know if I should post new recipes or not. Sandwiches are one of those no-brainer type of recipes that sometimes seem like they don’t really qualify as a recipe. Who doesn’t love sandwiches though?! I’m always looking for new ideas to fancy up my sandwiches! I made these open-faced turkey melts a few weeks back and they were super delish and couldn’t resist sharing them here!
I first mixed up my favorite chipotle mayonnaise. I make this recipe pretty often and keep it stored in the fridge and it was perfect to spread on these turkey melts to add a bit of kick and flavor! I then lightly toasted some sandwich bread. Any type of your favorite sandwich bread works here! Spread on some the mayo, slice up some avocado and layer with your favorite deli turkey. Place some pepper jack cheese on top and stick the sandwiches under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly! Yum!
These are great for lunch served with some sliced veggies or chips. They are also good for dinner with a bowl of tomato soup and a nice fresh salad!
Tips and Recipe Substitutions:
- This recipe (like most sandwiches!) are pretty customizable! Any type of sliced sandwich bread will work. I used my favorite lower-carb Ezekiel bread!
- If you don’t like spice, you can swap the chipotle mayo for plain mayonnaise. Feel free to add or swap other sauces like mustard or BBQ sauce if you’d like!
- You can also use sliced chicken breast or ham from the deli or a combo. Bacon is also an excellent addition!
- The same is true for the cheese! If pepper jack is not your jam, you can use cheddar cheese, jack cheese, or provolone!
For the chipotle mayo:
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning
For the turkey melts:
- 2 pieces of bread (any sliced bread works!)
- 2 tablespoons chipotle mayo
- 1/2 small avocado, sliced (into 6 slices)
- 6 slices thin-sliced deli turkey
- 2 slices pepper jack cheese
- Prepare the chipotle mayo. Add the chipotle pepper, mayonnaise, lime juice, and adobo seasoning to a small foodp processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl or container. Store unused mayo in a covered jar or container in the fridge.
- Set oven to broil. Lightly toast each slice of bread in the toaster or under broiler until lightly golden.
- Spread about 1 tablespoon of the chipotle mayo on each slice of bread. Then divide the sliced avocado on top of each slice, followed by about 2-3 slices of turkey. Top each sandwich with a slice of pepper jack cheese.
- Broil the sandwiches for about 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Serve.
Serving Size:1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1123mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 29g
Please note that exact nutrition calculations will vary depending on the type of bread you use (or mayo). I calculated using regular white bread and regular mayonnaise.