Cut it Thick

The first time I made this recipe, Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwiches, I found cooked and cubed turkey in the lunch meat section of my local grocery. The next time I went to go make it, poof, it was gone. I stumbled around trying to decide if I should cook my own turkey breast or should I use the thin pre-sliced stuff. Neither seemed like a great option. Then I looked up and I was at the deli counter. It was so simple a solution that my conscious mind couldn’t come up with it. Good thing my autopilot had my back.

I selected a turkey from the deli counter and asked them to cut it thick. The woman behind the counter couldn’t believe it when I asked for it to be cut between 1/2″ and 3/4″ thick. In fact, she mad a half cut and brought it over to show me the error of my ways. Just what I was looking for. Two slices later, I was on my way.

These were delicious and fresh tasting.

I decided to use croissants in place of the bread.

Diced turkey.

All mixed up.

Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Cook Time: 15 min | Makes: 6 servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 1/4 pounds smoked turkey breast, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese, cut intoΒ  1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • Soft whole-grain sandwich bread, for serving


Place the turkey in a medium mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining ingredients (except the bread) and combine. Serve on sandwich bread.


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Categories: Cheese, Fruit, Low Carb, Lunch, Picnic, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich or Wrap, Turkey, vegetable3

Author:The Ranting Chef

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12 Comments on “Cut it Thick”

  1. rachel
    October 13, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Mmm…. love turkey salad!!!


  2. October 13, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    looks delicious !


  3. October 13, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    What a good idea. Second best thing to cooking from scratch… get someone else to do the cooking, then take it from there πŸ™‚


  4. pamasaurus
    October 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    She must have been new. I worked in a deli at one time, and I would receive this request at least once a day, usually more.

    This looks delicious, though!


  5. pooreamy
    October 14, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Very ingenious!


  6. October 14, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    The title scared me, I almost didn’t click on the e-mail. Glad I did. Sounds yummy!


  7. October 14, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    What a superb & tasty looking mixed thick cut turkey sandwich!!! I love that you served it in a croissant! So good, so appetizing looking!
    I must make this tomorrow! πŸ™‚ Yummmm!


  8. October 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Being one who observes I noted the rotary slicing machines can be blown out to a few inches thick. It makes sense – they need to hack things up with it. So occasionally I’ll need to cube something up and have them cut it 1/2″ or thicker.

    And when it comes to bacon – I have them to 1/8″ slices off a bacon slab. Yum!


  9. October 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Actually have made this using chicken (I cooked the breast myself, though…) and, on a completely different topic…anyone ever mention how much your photo makes you resemble Chef Corbin Tomaszeski? *smile* (You could do a guest appearance for him! LOL) Again, thatnks for the con’t ideas for suppers…


  10. October 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    thatnks??? sorry…THANKS…


  11. October 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    This is a good one.


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