Southern Mom Loves: Cajun Turkey Avocado Croissant

Cajun Turkey Avocado Croissant

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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If you've been reading the blog for any amount of time, you may have noticed a recurring theme in some of my recipes: avocado. It's one of my favorite lunchtime ingredients for sandwiches, wraps, or even just plain avocado toast with salt and pepper. I can seriously eat it every day and not get bored; There are just so many tasty variations!

Today's "recipe" isn't so much instruction as it is a delicious suggestion. I come from Cajun Country originally and I love a bit of spice, so this Cajun Turkey Avocado Croissant is the perfect lunch for my busy holiday days. You can make it as hot or as mild as you please, but don't skip the spice!

When I think about using avocado in a recipe, I usually try to make it the star. I don't want it to be overpowered or underutilized so that you can hardly tell that its there.

I wanted to use ingredients that were thinly shaved, thinly shredded, or thinly sliced so that the avocado layer would be the densest, most satisfying part of the sandwich. Pop all of that on a light, flaky croissant and it is HEAVEN.

Even though the engineering of a sandwich takes a bit of thought, it couldn't be easier to put together...unless you make your own croissants? I grabbed just about everything ready-made so that I could slap this baby together on a busy day and get going.

The tricky part is the avocado. You either buy it ripe and use it immediately or buy it barely ripe, and check it every day. If you don't use it, you lose it. :( WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™ helps with that. It has the convenience of an avocado without all the fuss.

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While I was there I also grabbed a bag of crunchy, pre-shredded lettuce from the produce section...

ripe tomatoes that I could slice as thin as I pleased...

flaky croissants from the bakery...

and thinly-shaved Cajun turkey breast from the deli.

You just need a jar of mayo and a Cajun seasoning and you're ready to go!

Cajun Turkey Avocado Croissant
Makes: 1 sandwich

  • 1 large croissant
  • 2 Tbsp. WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™ Sea Salt Spread
  • 2 oz. thin-shaved deli Cajun turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1-2 tomato slices
  • 1 Tbsp. mayo
  • Cajun seasoning to taste (can substitute Creole seasoning)
  • (optional) add additional ground Cayenne pepper for extra heat


This sandwich was designed to entice, delight, and satisfy. You're welcome. ;)

So, the next time you're out and about, running around like a mad person and contemplating skipping lunch, think about this sandwich. It is easy, delicious, filling, and will keep you going through all of the hectic holiday madness.

And you can pick up all of the ingredients while you're out, stop off at home for a quick (but amazing) lunch, and keep on running! Happy Holidays, y'all!


Are you a fan of Cajun flavors? Does the thought of avocado make you drool? Let me know in the comments!

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