I love guac!
It’s perfect on the classics like nachos and quesadillas (the more cheese, the better!), alongside its close amigos hot/spicy salsa and sour cream. It’s also very lovely on a turkey club. I admit, I was once put off by guacamole’s unique green colour and chunky texture, but it adds such a fresh, delicious flavour to the above mentioned dishes that I quickly got over how weird it looked and I now enjoy making my own. It’s quick, easy, healthy and the true star of this sandwich’s fiesta!
To prepare the guacamole, mix the following together:
4 small ripe avocados, pitted and mashed (To check for ripeness, gently press on the outsides of the avocado for a slight give; no give means it’s not ripe and too much means over-ripe)
1 medium tomato, diced
1 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. minced garlic (or more, depending on how garlicky you want it!)
1-2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
Fresh ground pepper (to taste)
All red and green and festive like! As guacamole has a rather short shelf-life, make sure to use any leftover guac with some tortilla chips or as a unique spread on toast.
For the Turkey Club, you will need:
Sourdough bread, toasted
Bacon (I use 2 strips of bacon per sandwich)
Turkey slices; I love Lilydale’s seasoned and roasted turkey breast slices (I recommend using the low sodium kind since you'll get your fill of salt with the bacon.)Mayo
- Fry the bacon and drain off some of the grease with paper towel. (Make sure you don't pour the grease down the drain; it's bad for your plumbing!)
- Spread one slice of the toasted bread with mayo and the other with the guacamole.
- Pile on the turkey and bacon
- Slice and enjoy with a festive Christmas Orange!
The guacamole makes this sandwich quite filling and for aesthetics, it's quite colourful: the green and reds of the guacamole, the pinks and rusts of the turkey and bacon.
Lovely and muy delicioso!