Turkey Bagel Sandwich with Avocado and Sprouts

Main Courses, Originals, Sandwich / Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I’m just sitting down to enjoy my beloved, oh-so-fresh TCB (Turkey, Cheese & Beyond!) Sandwich – a multigrain bagel slathered in mayo and topped with provolone, cracked pepper turkey, tomato slices, a mix of clover and onion sprouts and avocado – when I notice the house is too quiet.

Where’s-the-dog quiet.

Henry the Wonderdog is still sporting the dreaded plastic Elizabethan collar from his eye surgery, so I usually don’t have a problem keeping up with him. I look around. I call his name. Nothing. Then I notice the door to the basement is wide open. So, I tear down the stairs, and out the corner of my eye, I see Henry’s eyeball. Actually, it was a marble the carpet cleaners must have found and set on the staircase. But for a split-second, I knew the Duke of Dingleberry had shot out his eye running down the stairs.

He was napping on the basement floor. Completely oblivious to my micro-panic attack.

I call this sandwich the TCB because of the ingredients and because I can eat it one-handed while I’m Taking Care of Bidness. It doesn’t have any pesky cucumber slices sliding around. No avocado falling out. Just toppings with traction. Because you never know when you’re going to need a free hand to type, answer the phone or pick up your dog’s eyeball.

My favorite part of the TCB is the clover-onion sprout mix. The grocery was out of bean sprouts, so I grabbed this mix, and what do you know? Delicious. The clover mellows out the brightness of the onion sprouts, so you get a really fresh, slightly oniony taste WITHOUT having to eat ACTUAL RAW ONIONS.

I hate actual raw onions. It’s a texture thing.

So far, I’ve eaten this sandwich for lunch every day this week. It’s simple, fresh and gives me plenty of time for chasing Henry and making baklava. With chocolate. But we’ll get to that tomorrow.

Turkey Bagel Sandwich

By Rebecca Crump (Ezra Pound Cake)

Makes 1

  • 1  wheat bagel, split horizontally
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 slice Provolone
  • 2 ounces deli-sliced turkey
  • Sliced tomato
  • 1/4 cup sprouts (recommended: clover-onion mix)
  • 2 slices avocado
  1. Open your bagel, and spread on the mayo.
  2. Place a slice of Provolone on the bottom half. (It will keep everything from falling through the hole.)
  3. Layer on the turkey, tomato, sprouts and avocado.
  4.  Place the remaining half of the bagel on top. Dig in!

Nutritional Information – calories: 426, fat: 17.6g, carbs: 42.5, fiber: 7g, protein: 30, PP+ = 10

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9 thoughts on “Turkey Bagel Sandwich with Avocado and Sprouts

  1. Heh, we used to call these sandwiches in college “B’sandwich” because we always made them on bagels. I love the freshness of all the ingredients.

  2. That sandwich looks like heaven…I have never seen clover-onion sprouts, but I am going to make an effort to look for them because I like onion flavor I just don’t like onion crunch.

  3. Mmmm! This looks so delicious! It reminds me of my old favorite sandwich I used to order every week back when I worked (like 5 years ago) and we would order out for lunch at this gourmet bagel shop (we’ve since moved, and that lovely bagel shop has closed). Oh man was it delicious, I think it had flavored cream cheese, sprouts, pickle slices and shredded carrots, if I remember correctly. I’ve never heard of the onion sprouts, I will have to keep a look out for them, just like you I like onion flavor but absolutely hate the texture and it just sticks out to me and ruins anything I find it on. Thanks for bringing back memories of one of my favorite sandwiches, I’ve been wanting to try to recreate it, but am afraid I would be addicted and need to make them all the time :)

  4. This sandwich looks divine. Like everything else on your blog. I’ve been through the dog with an Elizabethan collar ordeal. Only he was a Bouvier. Lost two beautiful crystal candlesticks when a cat jumped on his tail while he was napping in the sunshine by the coffee table!.
    And also a belated welcome to Nashville. It’s a great place to live and is getting better all the time.

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