Moroccan Spiced Turkey Salad Sandwich


  1. Place the yogurt in a strainer lined with a cheesecloth or coffee filter over a bowl. Drain for 15 minutes, then discard the liquid.
  2. While the yogurt is being strained, in a small pan, toast the cumin seed over medium heat for 3–4 minutes or until fragrant. Move the toasted cumin to a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle and grind finely.
  3. In the same pan, toast the almonds over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2–3 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to brown, then set them aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cumin, lemon zest, honey and cinnamon until blended. Stir in the turkey, apricots and almonds. Season the turkey salad with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Spread the turkey salad on 6 slices of rye bread, adding 5–6 oz. per slice.
  6. Top with the watercress and remaining slices of bread. Serve.


  • 3 tbsp almonds, slivered
  • 1/4 cup apricots, dried, diced
  • 1/4 cup arugula, baby, (sub Watercress)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, seeds 
  • 2 cups yogurt, Greek, plain
  • 2 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • to taste pepper, black
  • 12 slices rye bread
  • to taste salt
  • 20 oz Butterball® Just Perfect Handcrafted Roast and Serve Turkey Breast, diced