Sweet Autumn Turkey Sandwich

This healthy autumn turkey sandwich is packed with sweet flavor — crispy apples slices, roasted sweet potato and hummus.

The sweet-savory lover in me is going wild for this sandwich! It has just the right amount of sweetness paired with a hint of savory and spice. Plus, it has a fall theme going on that makes me so happy right now.

Healthy Sweet Autumn Turkey Sandwich packed with crispy apple slices, roasted sweet potato, red onion, avocado and a honey mustard hummus spread.

Just look at those layers — so many flavors and textures.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside…

Autumn Turkey Sandwich

Turkey, apples and hummus… oh my! 🙂

I’ve been using hummus as a sandwich spread and a base for tuna salad for years so having these spreads in convenient condiment-style packaging is awesome. I also love the different flavors. Since childhood I’ve been a honey mustard fanatic so the honey mustard is definitely my favorite, but I could see the sea salt & pepper being delicious on this egg and hummus breakfast wrap and the garlic herb would be awesome in my no mayo tuna salad.

Healthy Sweet Autumn Turkey Sandwich packed with crispy apple slices, roasted sweet potato, red onion, avocado and a honey mustard hummus spread.

Okay so back to this Autumn Turkey Sandwich. It’s got so many delicious flavors, creaminess from the avocado and hummus along with crispy texture from the apple slices. Plus, it holds together well. This is key because you can easily pack it for lunch. Pair it with some raw veggies or an apple and you’ve got yourself a satisfying fall meal.

The sandwich is so simple to put together too. The only real prep work is roasting your sweet potato slices. I made a big batch of sweet potato toast earlier in the week so I already had the roasted sweet potato slices ready to go. If you haven’t roasted a sweet potato ahead of time, you can easily use the microwave to “bake” one up and use a slice of baked sweet potato. It won’t be exactly the same because roasting gives a bit more flavor, but it will still be delicious.

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Two hands holding a Autumn Turkey Sandwich filled with apple slices, roasted sweet potato, red onion, avocado and a honey mustard hummus spread, cut in half with the inside of each half exposed.

Sweet Autumn Turkey Sandwich


Description

A fall-inspired turkey sandwich with crispy apple slices, roasted sweet potato and hummus.


Ingredients

  • 4 slices of whole grain, sprouted or gluten-free bread
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/2 small apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 roasted sweet potato slices*
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 68 ounces fresh deli turkey (I used black pepper)
  • small handful baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Put sandwiches together by laying all four slices of bread out. Add about 1 Tablespoon of the hummus to each slice. Set two slices aside as these will be your sandwich toppers. Split the sandwich ingredients in half and add them to the two slices of bread in the order listed. Once you get to the baby spinach top each with a remaining slice of bread, cut each in half and enjoy!

Notes

*For the roasted sweet potato slices, use the sweet potato toast method by thinly slicing a sweet potato into 1/4” thick pieces, coat in small amount of oil, season with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet with a little room between each slice. Bake at 400° for about 15-20 minutes, flip slices over and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until a fork can easily pierce the sweet potato.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 469 |
  • Sugar: 16g |
  • Fat: 14g |
  • Carbohydrates: 63g |
  • Fiber: 14g |
  • Protein: 26g
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    18 comments
    1. Jennifer
      October 2, 2016 AT 10:34 am

      Did you buy the Sabra spread in the Richmond area?

    2. Sydney Knutsen
      October 1, 2016 AT 6:04 pm

      Well, I made it, and I love it! As you said, it “has it all,” sweet, savory, salt, texture. Next time may sprinkle with a little oregano or herbes de provence for, yet, a little more added flavor! Thanks for the recipe. Had to make my own honey mustard hummus spread. Seems the Sabras version is not available in the St Louis area yet. Can’t wait to try it. Hummus is one of my staples.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2016 AT 6:38 pm

        Yay!!! So glad you made it and enjoyed it, Sydney. I bet it would be delicious with some sort of herbs — maybe even an herbed turkey? I hope the Sabra Spreads arrive in your area soon because you will LOVE them. 🙂

    3. Taylor Kiser
      October 1, 2016 AT 12:34 am

      Love these sweet/savory flavors of this sandwich! I’d love to have this for lunch!

    4. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
      September 30, 2016 AT 11:14 am

      Sweet AND savory… Yes please!! This sandwich looks amazing! I love the apple and sweet potato combo. I want this for lunch right now!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 30, 2016 AT 5:41 pm

        Thank you Katie!! I could eat the apple and sweet potato combo all day! Have a great weekend. 🙂

    5. Heather Kinnaird
      September 30, 2016 AT 10:11 am

      this sounds like hte perfect fall lunch! and I cannot wait to try those spreads

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 30, 2016 AT 5:40 pm

        Thanks Heather! I hope you get to try the spreads soon. They’re so tasty.

    6. Renae Eldred
      September 29, 2016 AT 10:14 pm

      I make sandwiches to take for lunch that sit in a cooler (about 5 hours) with a blue ice pack to keep it cool. Do you think the apples would turn in that amount of time?. I don’t think I have ever tasted an apples that had turned brown, so I’m not sure about that on the sandwich. Thanks

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 30, 2016 AT 5:39 pm

        I think the apples might turn a little brown, but they will still taste good. 🙂

    7. Sydney Knutsen
      September 29, 2016 AT 6:17 pm

      Making these sandwiches for dinner tonight! Guessing at the oven temp for the sweet potatoes-400 degrees?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 29, 2016 AT 7:49 pm

        Yes! 400° is perfect. I need to add that in there. 🙂

    8. Beth
      September 29, 2016 AT 12:50 pm

      do you eat gluten free? What is your favorite brand of bread to use for yourself?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 29, 2016 AT 3:11 pm

        I followed a gluten-free diet for about 2 years and now I eat a little gluten every once in a while. The bread in these photos is Ezekiel’s regular sprouted grain bread. I really like Udi’s Millet-Chia bread as well. I also recently tried out Sami’s Bakery. They’re not labeled as gluten-free, but I don’t see anything with gluten in the ingredients. Do you have a favorite gluten-free bread?

    9. Kori
      September 29, 2016 AT 10:52 am

      This looks incredible!! So often, people at work think my lunches are weird because I love allthevegetables and pack on what I can fit in a sandwich or salad. They just don’t understand how versatile and insanely delcious fruits and vegetables can be. 🙂 I love sweet-savory combos too, so this is so perfect for me!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 29, 2016 AT 3:12 pm

        Thank you, Kori! I totally agree with packing as many veggies as possible into a sandwich or salad. The more you have, the more crunch, color and flavor you get. I’m all about it! 🙂

    10. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      September 29, 2016 AT 10:34 am

      This looks fabulous!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 29, 2016 AT 3:12 pm

        Thank you, Erin!! 🙂

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