A cheese turkey combo is one of the best sandwich combos one could ever ask for. It is quick, hearty, tasty and it packs energy which makes it a useful pick-me-up for when you’re too busy to have a complete meal. The sandwich is easy to assemble and the sandwich components can be modified according to your preference which makes this meal a favourite among busy youths.
Origins of the Cheese Turkey Combo
Every great sandwich inventions starts with the imagination of an individual or in some cases, by accident. In the case of Cheese Turkey Combo, well it was initially created as a way to manage food waste after Thanksgiving Day. In America, Thanksgiving is celebrated by families from different walks of life and while the side dishes might vary from one family to another, one core ingredient remains the same – the turkey.
Thanksgiving is not complete without the classic stuffed turkey, but there exists a major problem where big family dinners usually end up with lots of leftovers. So, to prevent food wastage, they then decided to make use of the leftovers by adding some cheese and making it into a sandwich so that they could bring it to work or have it as a snack.
The Different Varieties of Cheese Turkey Combo
Today we have gone beyond just having a cheese turkey combo after a Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, most of us have it as a quick breakfast or a light afternoon snack. Because of its popularity, there are now more than 15 varieties of cheese turkey combo sandwiches available in various parts of the world.
The classic cheese turkey sandwich is typically made with sourdough bread, a touch of mayonnaise, fresh lettuce leaves, tomato slices, turkey slices and cheese slices. If you are feeling bold, you can even add some mustard to the sandwich.
If you want a fancier version, you can have a bruschetta turkey and mozzarella cheese sandwich with cured beef slices, some spinach, red pepper, olives, pesto sauce and mayonnaise. The bruschetta bun is more dense which makes it able to hold more greens and proteins, and it will also absorb the pesto sauce giving you a fresh, juicy, rich taste in every bite. You just have to be prepared to make a little mess.
If you are feeling a little adventurous, you can even add a Mediterranean twist to your basic cheese turkey combo. All you need to do is use pita bread or flat bread, pair it up with thinly sliced turkey meat, beetroot hummus, kale sprouts and bind it all together with feta cheese.
Those who are into healthier options will definitely love this version of cheese turkey combo as the beetroot hummus has anti-inflammatory properties, boosts your immune system and also help you fight against cancer cells. The feta cheese on the other hand will provide you with calcium while the kale sprouts acts as brain food.
Health Benefits of Cheese Turkey Combo
Turkey is actually high in protein and by using lean meat, it has lower fat content compared to beef or chicken. Cheese is a great source of calcium and the typical vegetables used in the sandwich like tomatose for example contains Vitamin C, D and folic acid.
Where to get a good Cheese Turkey Combo in KL
If you’re busy and need a quick healthy meal, you can get a good Panini Pressed Chicken, Turkey Ham and Cheese sandwich from Delicious Bangsar or you can get the classic Turkey Slice & Cheese to-go from Tedboy Express at KL Getaway Mall or Bangsar South.
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