The classic turkey club sandwich gets a healthy facelift with sweet potato noodle “bread,” heirloom tomatoes, spinach, low-sodium turkey and caramelized onion hummus.
I have been desperately craving a sandwich the past few days. DESPERATELY. Usually, such cravings are only reserved for chocolate, so this was a big deal.
But in order to make a sandwich, you usually need some bread in the house. Problem: I haven’t baked or purchased any sandwich bread the past few weeks. Undeterred, I scanned the kitchen for the starchiest food I could find. All I came up with was a sweet potato.
I made potato noodle cakes a few months ago with spiralized potatoes and eggs, and I wondered if I could make “bread” with spiralized potatoes. Why, yes you can!
I wasn’t exactly sure how to execute the cooking, so I consulted a recipe for spiralized sandwich buns on Inspiralized. If you haven’t visited the website before, Ali at Inspiralized has created a wealth of recipes, all using the spiralizer. Whenever I have any questions about the spiralizer, I turn to her blog.
Adapting Ali’s recipe, I formed 2 squares of potato noodles on a pan to be used as the bread. Although the “bread” had less structure, it successfully kept everything together while I ate the sandwich!
My initial vision was to makeover the traditional club sandwich, so here are the swaps that I made (in addition to the sweet potato bread):
- Instead of slathering mayo onto the sweet potato bread, I used my caramelized onion hummus.
- I know that the traditional club sandwich includes red tomatoes and lettuce, but I used spinach and heirloom tomatoes instead.
- Most club sandwiches use three slices of bread, but I didn’t want a big sandwich, so I used only 2 slices.
This sandwich, hands down, has been one of the best I’ve had in a long while. And I’m not just saying this because I made it!
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