It’s funny how you completely overlook the things you’ll miss most about a place until you’re gone.
For me that is currently sandwiches (more accurately this turkey pesto sandwich).
Yes sandwiches is what I miss about being home and having my own apartment. Who would have guessed? I don’t even like bread and only occasionally treated myself to sandwiches at home since I was always counting calories in the evil flour products. And now? Oh what I wouldn’t do for a turkey pesto sandwich. So good and definitely nowhere in sight for me as I frolick through Asia and couchsurf or stay in hostels. I wouldn’t even know where to find turkey cold cuts over here and I have yet to see a single avocado in China.
Since D and I regularly have 9+ hour walking days when we’re out sightseeing, being able to bring snacks or a lunch is crucial. Back home I was a master snack or picnic maker. Before any of our day trips I would have the cooler packed with all sorts of home made goodies – cookies, sandwiches, dips, crackers, fruit, – the list goes on. Now we’ve been reduced to bringing bananas, clementines, peanuts and crackers with us on our excursions. This is actually an upgrade from our initial unhealthy snack purchases – chips, pastries, and cookies.
If only I had a kitchen and all the necessary ingredients to make a killer turkey pesto sandwich – our outings would be so much better. Just the thought alone of biting into crisp slightly toasted french bread loaded with fresh avocados and tomatoes, a few slices of turkey and some alfalfa sprouts with my home made batch of sun dried tomato pesto pesto to finish it off just makes me want to drool.
Are good sandwiches the best comfort food ever or what? I never would have admitted this at first, but since I’ve been away from a good sandwich for so long, it’s actually the only thing I’m currently craving. Just the thought of that first crunchy bite when you have a full medley of all the flavors in your mouth, oh I could go for that right now!
For all you out there with a kitchen and some delicious cold cuts, make a sandwich immediately – at least so I can live vicariously through you, until I find a better alternative to peanuts for a picnic.
If you’re looking for other sandwich ideas make sure to check out my turkey arugula sandwich with Sriracha aioli too.
A fresh home made turkey avocado sandwich perfect for lunch or picnics. Full of flavor!
- 6 inch piece of french baguette cut in half
- 1/2-1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1-2 tablespoons basil or sun-dried tomato pesto
- 6 slices of turkey cold cuts
- handful of alfalfa sprouts
- 1/4 avocado sliced
- 1/4 to mato thinly sliced
Lightly toast each bread slice.
Spread mayonnaise on one bread slice and pesto on the other. Add turkey, alfalfa sprouts, tomato and avocado. Top with other bread slice,