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Janz Catalina Mayo Turkey Sandwich

This blog has been dormant for a while, but it’s time to restart.
I’ve been eating fast food for lunch way too often the past few months so my plan is to refocus on homemade food and save money while avoiding unnecessary calories.

Even though turkey is a fairly plain lunch meat, I dress up this sandwich with veggies and flavors that give it a lot of texture and zest.

Here it is.

  • 2 slices 100% whole wheat bread, in a zipper bag
  • Romaine lettuce, just enough for one sandwich, in a fold-top sandwich bag
  • Small plastic container layered with the following:
  • Deli sliced turkey
  • Bread & butter pickles
  • Very thin slivers of onions
  • A few rounds of banana peppers
  • Half a dozen grape tomatoes (it’s all I had)
  • Small jar of Janz Catalina Mayo
  • I usually make turkey sandwiches with mayo on the bread and a drizzle of Catalina Dressing on top of the tomatoes, but when I assembled this last night I decided to combine the Catalina and mayo to make the prep easier when I got to work. I put about a tablespoon of mayo in a small jar (I think it was a 4 ounce deli mustard jar) and stirred in Catalina dressing until it tasted just right. It’s about equal parts of each.

    Viola! Janz Catalina Mayo. I don’t know why I never thought of this before. Added bonus: I don’t have to put a diaper on my sandwich to keep the Catalina from dripping down my shirt, in my lap… or (Nooooo!) on my keyboard! 🙂

    I put everything—except the bread—in the fridge when I got to work. When I got a chance to eat (I think it was about 2:30) I smeared the bread with Janz Catalina Mayo, topped it with turkey, pickles, banana peppers, onions and lettuce. Usually tomato slices go on top of the pickles and peppers, but grape tomatoes don’t make very big slices, so I popped them in my mouth while I put the sandwich together.

    Presto! Crunchy sweet, hot, and tangy all add up to a great tasting sandwich.

    Now that I think about it…

    • Jalapeno slices
    • A splash of Tabasco in Janz Catalina Mayo

    What do you think? Anything else sound good on this?

    August 18, 2009 Posted by | Brown Bag, Sandwich | , | Leave a comment


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