My Yanni’s Leftover Turkey Delight Sandwiches with Hondo Sauce

I’m all about the leftovers after a holiday, aren’t you?

Hours are spent planning, cleaning, shopping, cooking, serving, cleaning again and then …

*POOF* it’s all over.

But then you get to open the refrigerator  *insert angels singing*  and find all of the delicious leftovers just waiting to be enjoyed.

The other day as My Yanni was rummaging around in the fridge he gathered a most lovely collection of leftover delights for a soul satisfying sandwich topped with a splendid sauce.

Say that five times fast.

As I stood in awe watching him assemble his tasty treat, I immediately grabbed my camera, requested a sandwich for myself and began snapping away.

He bagan with two pieces of sour dough bread slathered with olive oil and sprinkled with some dried oregano.

While the bread was grilling on one side, he sliced the turkey.

By this time one side of the bread was grilled to perfection. After a flip, white cheddar cheese was added as the other side grilled.

Next he grabbed some leftover mesclun mix and tossed it with some rice wine vinegar, sun dried tomatoes and the oil from the sun dried tomatoes. I cannot tell you how much flavor the sun dried tomato oil added to the salad mix! Le yum.

It was the time to make the secret ingredient that sent this sandwich over the top!

The sauce.

My Yanni’s special “Hondo” sauce.

It’s only 3 ingredients and it’s divine.

Simply mix 2 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt with one tablespoon of Dijon mustard and one tablespoon of Sriracha sauce.

It’s healthy, slightly spicy and simply delicious!

By this time the bread was perfectly grilled and ready to go with the slightly melted cheese.

Next he slathered each piece with his special Hondo sauce.

Stacked on the slices of turkey,

placed a few handfuls of the salad mixture,

and topped it all off with some gorgeous juicy tomatoes!

I knew that I married this man for more than just his dashing looks.

Voila! Leftover turkey sandwich with My Yanni’s special Hondo sauce.

It will make your heart sing!


 My Yanni’s Special Hondo Sauce

(makes 4 servings)

What You’ll Need:

2 Tablespoons low-fat yogurt
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Sriracha sauce

What You’ll Do:

Mix all 3 ingredients until incorporated.

Leftover Turkey Delight Sandwiches

(makes 1 sandwich)

What You’ll Need:

2 slices of sour dough bread
2 slices of white cheddar cheese
4 slices of leftover turkey
4 slices of roma tomato
1 cup mesclun mix
2 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
2 Tablespoons sun dried tomato oil
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
olive oil for brushing bread
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano for sprinkling on bread

What You’ll Do:

Brush sour dough bread with olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano.  Place bread on pre-heated grill.

Slice turkey into 1/4 inch slices.

In a bowl, toss mesclun mix with sun dried tomatoes, rice wine vinegar and sun dried tomato oil, set aside.

When bread has grill marks, flip to other side and add cheese slices on top of bread.

Once cheese has melted, remove from grill.

To assemble sandwich, spread Hondo sauce on top of cheese side of bread. Add turkey slices, salad mix and tomato slices. Place remaining piece of bread on top to make a sandwich.



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  1. “Soul satisfying sandwich topped with a splendid sauce” – love it! I must make that sauce asap. I can dream up all sorts of wonderful things to use it on.

  2. Oh my. I am starving and this looks like sandwich perfection. Meeting you (and Yanni!) was a highlight of 2011 for me…hope I get to see you again in 2012 😉

  3. With beautiful sandwiches like this created from your leftovers it would not surprise me at all if angels did sing when you opened your fridge. I certainly would sing for a bite of this sandwhich!

  4. Just happened upon your site…love it! Subscribed so I will be following a long now. Happy New Year to you! I am a southern red neck girl married to a Greek what a mix that is heee heee !! I have learned to make all the Greeky foods along the way.

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