Turkey Cobb Salad Sandwiches

Layered with all the traditional ingredients, they’re hearty enough to please the hungriest and healthful enough to suit sensible diets.

from Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart
Turkey Cobb Salad Sandwiches Robert Cobb of Hollywood’s famous Brown Derby restaurant invented the salad that inspired these satisfying sandwiches.

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  • prep 15 min    cook 5 min
  • serves 4

Layered with all the traditional ingredients, they’re hearty enough to please the hungriest and healthful enough to suit sensible diets.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup nonfat mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 4 slices lean bacon
  • 1 small avocado
  • 8 slices multigrain or sourdough bread, toasted
  • 4 ounces watercress, tough stems trimmed
  • 12 ounces fresh-roasted turkey breast slices
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

    How to make it  20 minutes


  • 1

    Combine mayonnaise, blue cheese, and chives in small bowl.


  • 2

    Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then tear into small pieces. Cut avocado in half lengthwise and twist halves in opposite directions to separate. Release seed with the tip of a knife and lift out. Peel avocado, then cut lengthwise into thin slices.


  • 3

    Spread blue cheese mixture evenly on bread. Layer 4 slices with watercress, turkey, tomatoes, scallions, avocado, and bacon. Top with remaining bread and cut sandwiches diagonally in half.

FACTOID:

Like the tomato, the avocado is a fruit that’s used as a vegetable. Hass and Fuerte avocados are the two most common in supermarkets. Hass are smaller, with dark, pebbly skins; they have a richer, creamier texture than Fuerte avocados. Fuertes have smooth, bright green skins and a milder flavor. Buy avocados that are heavy for their size and free of bruises and soft spots. Usually, avocados are sold unripe. To speed the ripening process, put them in a brown paper bag and store at room temperature. When they yield to gentle pressure, they are ripe.

Healthy Cooking Tip

When working with yeast, it is important not to have the water too hot, or it will kill the yeast, giving you non-lustier dough.


Living Smart for a Healthy Heart
Arginine may prevent Heart disease. Arginine (pronounced AR-ji-neen) is an amino acid believed to enhance circulationand strengthen blood flow around the heart. Arginine-rich foods include dairy foods, fish, poultry, grains, and nuts. Make sure to select low-fat or fat-free dairy foods, and remove the skin from poultry to reduce fat intake.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 433
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Sodium: 1,072mg
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Fiber: 5g

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