Pesto Turkey Sandwich Recipe

This delicious pesto turkey sandwich is a fabulous way to enjoy more turkey after the holidays!

A turkey sandwich made with real turkey is a thing of beauty. Forget the processed, store-bought stuff. Slice off a piece of real turkey breast and layer on some delicious toppings for an unforgettable, post-Thanksgiving lunch!

Clean Eating Pesto Turkey Sandwich Recipe

For this recipe, I wanted to enjoy just a slight twist to an age-old classic, the turkey sandwich.

Most people have a very specific idea of what makes the best turkey sandwich. It could be the mayo, or the bread, or even the turkey itself. But every person has their own favorite. This one is mine.

I love the addition of the pesto! And if you really want to spice things up a bit, try it with cilantro pesto for a really delicious meal. But truth be told, basil pesto is just as good. And if you need a dairy free pesto, this one is really good.

If you are making this for a take-along lunch, put it in the lunch box with a cold pack, or in the fridge at work if you have one. It’s important to keep that turkey cold. But I promise it won’t be one of those sandwiches that tastes awful when it’s cold. On the contrary! I’m not sure I would want to eat it any other way!

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Pesto Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Clean Eating Pesto Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Pesto Turkey Sandwich Recipe

A delicious way to use up leftover holiday turkey!
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Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 464kcal


  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 6 oz. cooked, sliced turkey
  • 1 tbsp. prepared pesto sauce (½ tbsp. on each slice of bread)
  • 2 medium romain lettuce leaves
  • 2 medium rings raw onion


  • Lay your bread slices on a flat work surface and layer all ingredients as desired.
  • Close up the sandwich and enjoy. Extra points if you have a green salad with it!


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 5254IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 3mg

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