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Turkey Bacon Avocado Croissants

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 Turkey Bacon Avocado Croissants

Can there be anything more refreshing than a gorgeous and plump sandwich stuffed with all the goodness of crisp bacon, creamy avocado and peppered turkey breast? 

Pile all of that in between a fluffy croissant and you’re in sandwich heaven! 

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I have a small confession to make. I am known, on occasion, to stand in front of my fridge with the doors wide open, digging through to find something to snack on. Well, on one such occasion, I happened to find turkey breast lunchmeat, some cooked bacon and a California Avocado sitting in my fridge. 

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I took the bacon and warmed it up in the microwave to rejuvenate it. It got reaaaaal crispy. I stuck in on top of my sliced turkey breast and then cut up some avocado and placed in on top. I rolled it up and… oh mama! It was the most delicious thing ever! 

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That’s oddly enough how I got the inspiration for this gorgeous sandwich.

It’s vital that the bacon is crispy. It’s a texture thing. With the creamy avocado and soft croissant covering the tender side of the sandwich, you get a fabulous crunch from the crisp bacon, cucumber and onion. 

It’s a party in your mouth.

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Turkey Bacon Avocado Croissants 
 

Serves: 4

Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Total time: 25-35 minutes

Ingredients
1 lb. thick cut bacon
4 large croissants, split in half
4 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
4 large leafy green lettuce leaves 
8 thick slices of peppered turkey breast
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
¼ purple onion, sliced thin
½ cup sliced cucumber

Directions

1. Cook the bacon until really crisp. I bake mine in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees F.  Drain the cooked slices on a paper towel lined plate and pat dry.

2. Assemble your sandwich on the halved croissant. Spread 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard on the croissant, top with a large leafy green lettuce leaf followed by two slices of turkey breast, ¼ of the sliced California Avocado, ¼ of the purple onion and ¼ of the sliced cucumber. Top with the top half of the croissant.

3. Repeat for the rest of the sandwiches. Enjoy!

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

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Shawn Syphus

Shawn Syphus is the photographer and recipe developer behind the popular food blog, I Wash You Dry. As a self-taught chef with four kids at home, Shawn saw the need for simple recipes with easy cleanup. She started blogging back in 2010 and has been sharing her quick and easy creations ever since. With her first cookbook due to be released in June 2015, Shawn is spreading the news that five ingredients are all you need to create not only one, but three (quick and easy) delicious dinners!

Shawn is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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