Pear, Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Jun 4 2014

Fresh pear adds a gourmet touch to this easy open-faced sandwich.
Recipe courtesy of USA Pears

Serves 2

Dietitian's Tip: 

Some deli meats are loaded with salt, so shop carefully. When shopping for lean deli meats, look for products that are reduced sodium or low sodium. Be sure to balance a dish that contains higher amounts of sodium with accompaniments that are salt-free. Turn this sandwich into a DASH meal with a bunch of fresh grapes, cucumber slices, and fresh snap peas.


2 slices multi-grain or rye sandwich bread
2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
2 slices (1 oz. each) reduced-sodium cooked or smoked turkey
1 USA pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese
Coarsely ground pepper


Spread each slice of bread with 1 teaspoon mustard. Place one slice turkey on each slice of bread. Arrange pear slices on turkey and sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese. Sprinkle with pepper.

Broil, 4 to 6 inches from heat, 2 to 3 minutes or until turkey and pears are warm and cheese melts. Cut each sandwich in half and serve open face.

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 190 calories, 4 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 28 g carbohydrate, 13 g protein, 7 g fiber, 480 mg sodium, 268 mg calcium