Gourmet Turkey Salad Sandwich with Apple, Walnut and Ginger

Gourmet Turkey Salad Sandwich with Apple, Walnut and Ginger

This is not your Mom's turkey salad sandwich (so-to-speak).  No offense to my mom's cooking intended!  It's just a turn of phrase. This turkey salad sandwich has a unique cast of characters - far from average - and the flavors create an explosion in your mouth.  I said something similar about the "a href="http://foodiejourney.blogspot.com/2012/07/not-your-ordinary-fruit-salad.html" target="blank"Not-Your-Ordinary Fruit Salad/a" post, I know. I can't help it. It's true. With this sandwich you experience the silky turkey and mayo flavors, mixed with a bright crispy bite of green apple, followed by the unexpected flavors of ginger and cilantro, plus the crunch of walnut pieces. Just try it! You'll see.br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0c9lhniS4cc/ULge8jVM-KI/AAAAAAAAChU/aa-u5C5WDY8/s1600/IMG5003.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0c9lhniS4cc/ULge8jVM-KI/AAAAAAAAChU/aa-u5C5WDY8/s640/IMG5003.JPG" width="640" //a/divbr /br /a class="printfriendly" href="http://www.printfriendly.com" style="color: #6D9F00; text-decoration: none;" title="Printer Friendly and PDF"img alt="Print Friendly and PDF" src="http://cdn.printfriendly.com/button-print-gry20.png" style="border: none;" //abr /a class="pin-it-button" href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffoodiejourney.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F11%2Fgourmet-turkey-salad-sandwich-with.html&media=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-0c9lhniS4cc%2FULge8jVM-KI%2FAAAAAAAAChU%2Faa-u5C5WDY8%2Fs1600%2FIMG5003.JPG&description=Gourmet%20Turkey%20Salad%20Sandwich%20with%20Apple%2C%20Walnut%20and%20Ginger%20(Not%20your%20ordinary%20turkey%20salad%20sandwich)"img border="0" src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png" title="Pin It" //abr /bGourmet Turkey Salad Sandwich with Apple, Walnut and Ginger/bbr /4 slices of quality sandwich breadbr /(the remaining ingredients are enough to make two sandwiches unless your bread slices are huge)br /3 oz of leftover roaster turkey, tornbr /1/2 stalk of celery, dicedbr /1/4 of green apple, dicedbr /1/4 cup of red onion, dicedbr /1 inch piece of fresh ginger, microplanedbr /2 walnuts, crushedbr /1/4 cup mayonnaisebr /1 Tablespoon fresh cilantrobr /lettuce leaves (I used butter lettuce)br /br /1. Gather all your ingredients in one place.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UD0CIesghqk/ULgex763oUI/AAAAAAAACgc/YyDViPHJmNw/s1600/IMG4986.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UD0CIesghqk/ULgex763oUI/AAAAAAAACgc/YyDViPHJmNw/s320/IMG4986.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /2. Dice everything that need dicing apples, celery, and red onion. Crack and crush the walnuts. Tear the turkey into chunks.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qkgqbkbAJ3Q/ULgezmfUhEI/AAAAAAAACgk/CSBke3v2oIs/s1600/IMG4988.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qkgqbkbAJ3Q/ULgezmfUhEI/AAAAAAAACgk/CSBke3v2oIs/s320/IMG4988.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /3.  Add the ingredients into a small bowl with the mayonnaise.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-peWlAk8NWHs/ULge1OorIFI/AAAAAAAACgs/taC7ROFzJGg/s1600/IMG4991.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-peWlAk8NWHs/ULge1OorIFI/AAAAAAAACgs/taC7ROFzJGg/s320/IMG4991.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /4. Using a microplane add ginger to the bowl and mix.  At this point I felt like I was missing some fresh herbs, and the only thing I had on hand was cilantro.  Why not? I added it, and it turned out to be a good instinct.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9082I7F0Xg0/ULge3PyZ0I/AAAAAAAACg0/OK99wQA4c8/s1600/IMG4995.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9082I7F0Xg0/ULge3PyZ0I/AAAAAAAACg0/OK99wQA4c8/s320/IMG4995.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5SNQJ0qSDy8/ULge49CGSWI/AAAAAAAACg8/PiMtHfnJRAs/s1600/IMG4997.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5SNQJ0qSDy8/ULge49CGSWI/AAAAAAAACg8/PiMtHfnJRAs/s320/IMG4997.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /5. Spread evenly over 1 slice of lightly toasted (my preference) bread.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HVgfgDh1Vc8/ULge6fIgR2I/AAAAAAAAChM/Z-vR8haLpbY/s1600/IMG4999.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HVgfgDh1Vc8/ULge6fIgR2I/AAAAAAAAChM/Z-vR8haLpbY/s320/IMG4999.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /6. Top with lettuce leaves and another slice of lightly toasted bread.  You can serve with the remaining apple slices.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0c9lhniS4cc/ULge8jVM-KI/AAAAAAAAChU/aa-u5C5WDY8/s1600/IMG5003.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0c9lhniS4cc/ULge8jVM-KI/AAAAAAAAChU/aa-u5C5WDY8/s320/IMG5003.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /br /

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