Turkey Avocado Sandwich with Yuzu

By Jeri Mobley-Arias
June 15, 2023 | Updated on July 10, 2024

This turkey avocado sandwich is a hearty meal of oven-roasted turkey breast, mashed avocado, cheese, and a quick homemade yuzu sauce between a sliced hoagie roll. Make this when you want a quick, tasty option for lunch or dinner.

In the mood for a sandwich? Try more delicious sandwich recipes like my Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese, Japanese Egg Sandwich with Yuzu Kosho and this Easy Tuna Sandwich Recipe.

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This turkey avocado sandwich has all the delicious, familiar flavor of a classic turkey club sandwich with added spicy, citrusy notes from the homemade yuzu mayo. It has a beautiful presentation and tastes better than anything you’d order from Subway or Panera Bread. So save some coins and make the best turkey avocado sandwich from the comfort of your home.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy to Prepare – This is so simple to make. The homemade sauce takes just seconds to whip together and then you assemble the sandwich.
  • Perfect Make-Ahead Meal – Prepare these ahead of time, wrap them up for later, and then grab and go. It’s a perfectly portable meal.
  • Absolutely Delicious – If you love sandwiches but are bored with the standard recipes, this is the perfect way to jazz up a classic!
turkey avocado sandwich with turkey, avocado, arugula, yuzu mayo, sharp cheddar cheese, in a hoagie roll

Tools You’ll Need

Ingredients You Will Need for Turkey Avocado Sandwich

The turkey and avocado sandwich has two elements: the yuzu mayo and the other sandwich ingredients.

Yuzu Mayo

  • Kewpie mayonnaise – This Japanese mayo is made with egg yolks, for a richer taste and creamier consistency than regular mayonnaise.
  • Yuzu koshoThis Japanese seasoning is a chili paste with citrus notes. It’s rich and flavorful.
  • Yuzu extractThis 100% yuzu juice has a tart flavor that adds complexity to the sauce and enhances the yuzu kosho.
  • Sesame oil – Add this for a toasted, nutty taste.
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce – This adds an umami flavor.

Turkey Avocado

  • Arugula – This green vegetable adds a peppery bite that pairs well with the yuzu flavor.
  • Olive oil – This is the base of a simple dressing.
  • Lemon – Use lemon juice and lemon zest for a bright pop of acidity.
  • Seasoning – Add kosher salt (Diamond Kosher brand, season to taste) and freshly cracked black pepper season to taste.
  • Large ripe avocado – Pitted and peeled. Use ripe, creamy avocados so they are easy to mash.
  • Oven roasted turkey breast – Thinly sliced from the deli.
  • Hoagie rolls – These soft, chewy bread rolls are the perfect bread to contain all these ingredients.
  • Sharp white cheddar – This has a nutty, pungent flavor that tastes amazing with turkey and avocado.

How To Make Shirred a Turkey Avocado Sandwich

Begin by preparing the yuzu mayo. Then assemble your sandwich.

Yuzu Mayo

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. For leftovers, store them in a sterile container and refrigerate for up to one week.
yuzu mayo ingredients in a bowl before mixiing
yuzu mayo ingredients in a bowl with a whisk after mixing

Turkey Avocado Sandwich

  1. Add arugula, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix until well combined. Next, mash avocado in a bowl and season with a pinch of kosher salt.
  2. Cut hoagie roll in half, lengthwise. Spread with a generous amount of yuzu mayo on both sides. On the bottom side, layer with turkey and sharp cheddar.
  3. Spread avocado on the second half of the roll then top with half of the arugula mixture. Drizzle a little olive oil over the cheese and finish with a little salt (optional) and black pepper. Close the sandwich, cut it in half, and enjoy!
process shot of turkey avocado sandwich with yuzu mayo on a hoagie roll
turkey avocado sandwich with avocado and turkey
process shot of turkey avocado sandwich with sharp cheddar and arugula on a hoagie roll

Tips and Tricks

  • Prevent the avocado from browning too quickly. Add lemon or lime juice directly to the sliced avocados.
  • Apply the yuzu mayo in a thin, even layer. You want to taste it with each bite so no piece of bread is left dry. Using this method to apply the sauce, should also ensure that the bread is not soggy either.
  • Don’t skip the salt and pepper. It really is the perfect finishing touch and makes the fresh ingredients really pop so don’t underestimate this simple seasoning.
  • Cut the assembled sandwich in half for easier handling.
  • Store the leftover sandwich in the fridge. Wrap it tightly with parchment paper or place it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Variations

  • Turkey – Instead of cold cut turkey from the deli, you can use leftover turkey (from Thanksgiving dinner perhaps?).
  • Bread – Sourdough, rye, or Italian bread are other great options.
  • Toasted – Lightly toast the bread before assembling the sandwich for crisp bread.
  • Cheese – Instead of cheddar, try gouda, provolone, or Swiss cheese.
  • Bacon Turkey Avocado Sandwich – Bacon makes everything taste better so why not add it to your sandwich for a more salty, savory quality?
  • More Add-Ins – For more fresh additions, add classic sandwich ingredients like tomatoes or red onions.
turkey avocado sandwich with turkey, avocado, arugula, yuzu mayo, sharp cheddar cheese, in a hoagie roll

Frequently Asked Questions

Is avocado and turkey good for you?

Yes. Avocado is a healthy fat and turkey is a lean protein.

What condiments go best on a turkey sandwich?

If you opt for another sauce besides the yuzu mayo, I suggest plain Dijon mustard, pesto, or cranberry sauce.

Is avocado better for you than mayo?

Although I use both avocado and mayo to make the turkey avocado sandwich, avocado is a nutritious alternative to mayonnaise. It has half the calories, is preservative-free, and has the added bonus of nutrients.

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turkey avocado sandwich with turkey, avocado, arugula, yuzu mayo, sharp cheddar cheese, in a hoagie roll

Turkey Avocado with Yuzu

This turkey avocado sandwich is a hearty meal of oven-roasted turkey breast, mashed avocado, cheese, and a quick homemade yuzu sauce between a sliced hoagie roll. Make this when you want a quick, tasty option for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Jeri Mobley-Arias
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Asian

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

Yuzu Mayo

  • 6 tablespoons kewpie mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yuzu kosho
  • 2 teaspoons yuzu extract
  • teaspoons sesame oil
  • dash reduced sodium soy sauce

Turkey Avocado

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt, Diamond Kosher brand, season to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper season to taste
  • 1 large ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ½ pound oven roasted turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 6-inch hoagie rolls
  • 4 slices sharp white cheddar

Instructions

Yuzu Mayo

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside until ready to use.
  • For leftovers, store in a sterile container and refrigerate for up to one week.

Turkey Avocado Sandwich

  • Add arugula, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix until well combined. Next, mash avocado in a bowl and season with a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Cut hoagie roll in half, lengthwise. Spread with a generous amount of yuzu mayo on both sides. On the bottom side, layer with turkey and sharp cheddar.
  • Spread avocado on the second half of the roll then top with half of the arugula mixture. Drizzle a little olive oil over the cheese and finish with a little salt (optional) and black pepper. Close the sandwich, cut in half and enjoy!
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