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Spicy, Smoky Turkey Sandwich

Spicy, Smoky Turkey Sandwich 1.000

Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Aug 21, 2019

Chipotle mayo and smoked turkey will remind you of the outdoors even if you are eating it at your desk. Another boring turkey sandwich? Never again with this zesty number.

Make Ahead: The chipotle mayo can be made and refrigerated several days in advance.


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • 1 chipotle in adobo, drained and minced
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 slice pepper jack cheese
  • 4 ounces smoked turkey
  • Handful baby spinach leaves


In a small bowl, combine the chipotle and mayonnaise. You’ll need about a third of it (or as much as you want) for this sandwich; the rest will keep in the fridge for a few days. Spread half of the reserved mayo on one side of each slice of bread. Assemble the cheese, turkey and spinach between the slices of bread.

VARIATIONS: Decrease the chipotle or leave it out of the mayo. Swap in Monterey jack, or any deli sliced cheese, for the pepper jack. This would also be good on a kaiser roll.

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From Voraciously lead writer Becky Krystal.

Tested by Becky Krystal.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 520

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 21g 32%

Saturated Fat: 7g 35%

Cholesterol: 75mg 25%

Sodium: 1790mg 75%

Total Carbohydrates: 53g 18%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 28g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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