California Avocado Turkey Sandwich

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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22 g
Total Fat
46 g
Total Carbs
30 g
70 mg

Diced roast turkey combined with seasoned, mashed California Avocado makes a delicious, easy turkey salad or turkey sandwich. For a traditional Thanksgiving taste include some cranberry sauce, or for a California twist add a little boysenberry jam. This sandwich is loaded good stuff including an excellent source of protein (60% DV), dietary fiber (29% DV), potassium (20% DV), and B vitamins: B1 (25% DV), B2 (30% DV), B3 (100% DV), B6 (50% DV), and B12 (30% DV).


Serves: 2
slices  seeded whole grain bread
Tbsp.  seedless boysenberry jam or cranberry sauce
  butter leaf lettuce leaves
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
1/8  tsp.  salt, or to taste
cup  diced roasted turkey
1/3  cup  minced celery

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Toast the bread slices if desired. Top half of the bread slices with a lettuce leaf; trim or fold any excess lettuce.
  2. Top lettuce leaves with jam or sauce; set aside.
  3. Reserve about one-third of the avocado slices. Mash the remaining avocado slices in a medium bowl and stir in salt to taste.
  4. Stir diced turkey and celery into the mashed avocado. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired (see variations).
  5. Spread the turkey mixture over the jam layer.
  6. Top with reserved avocado slices and the remaining bread slices. Serve immediately.


  1. Fresh herbs make a nice addition to the turkey salad.  Try our California Avocado Turkey Salad.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with seasonal fresh fruit.

Beverage Pairing: Cranberry juice cocktail.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 490
Total Fat 22 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Total Carbs 46 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 16 g
Protein 30 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Potassium 923 mg

Vitamin A 27 mcg; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 87 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 158 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 6%; Iron 15 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

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