Dairy Farmers of Canada

Open-faced Creamy Avocado Turkey Melt

Our dietitians' favourite

This open-faced sandwich is a twist on a classic. Mashed avocado coupled with tangy yogurt adds extra flavour to this easy-to-make lunch. When you’re in the mood for a comforting and tasty sandwich, reach for this creamy avocado turkey melt.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4
open faced creamy avocado turkey melt


  • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked diced turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) mashed avocado
  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain Canadian yogurt, greek-style
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) prepared mustard
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
  • 2 whole-wheat pitas (about 8 inches/20 cm in diameter) cut in half
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Canadian Mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish
  • (optional) more sliced green onion
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Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large bowl, stir together turkey, avocado, yogurt, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne pepper, green onions, and Parmesan cheese.

Place pita halves on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and place 1/4 of the turkey mixture on top of each half of the flatbread pita. Sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes. 


Turkey breast can easily be replaced with chicken breast.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 327 Calories
Protein: 36 g
Carbohydrate: 23 g
Fat: 10 g
Fibre: 3.1 g
Sodium: 581 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 19 % / 214 mg
Niacin: 42 %
Selenium: 95 %
Vitamin B12: 50 %
Vitamin B6: 41 %