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Tangy Turkey Subs

Welcome to the winter season, everyone! Where the comfort food is aplenty, and the travel is unfortunately restricted this holiday season. As we hunker down into hibernation season, we seem to get into the same tried and tired recipes. Queue the soup, stews, and seasonal root vegetables, oh my...

While some of you may be fine with the repetition of winter staples, a few of you may want to mix it up a bit. Well, here’s a recipe to mix up your taste buds with a tangy sauce and complementary creamy avocado!

Ingredients for the subs:

400 grams ground turkey

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 avocados

4 pretzel buns

2 cups of broccoli slaw (julienne/shredded broccoli stems)

Ingredients for sauce:

1/2 tsp guar gum powder

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cup pineapple juice

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp Ketjap Manis (or soya sauce)

Pinch of Himalayan salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

  2. Combine garlic powder, black pepper and ground turkey into a mixing bowl

  3. Make 12 turkey balls around 1 inch in diameter

  4. Place on a baking sheet and in the oven for 25-30 minutes until fully cooked

  5. Toast the buns, and top them off with sliced avocado and broccoli slaw

  6. Once turkey balls have baked, remove them from the oven and add 3 to each bun.

While you wait for the turkey balls, now is the perfect time to create the sauce!

  1. Combine guar gum and olive oil into a small glass until it becomes a smooth mixture

  2. In a small pot, combine pineapple juice, cayenne, paprika, Himalayan salt, lemon juice, and soya sauce

  3. Place a pot on the element and bring to medium heat

  4. Add the guar gum mixture into the pot and bring it to a simmer

  5. Once simmering, whisk mixture frequently for 3-5 minutes or until liquid thickens

  6. Take it off the element and allow it to cool before drizzling a few spoonfuls on those juicy turkey balls to complete the meal!

A delicious meal or side to pair perfectly with a staple winter soup (such as a lentil soup for a bit of an “east meets east” affair). Or swap out making the turkey balls and make use of your Christmas dinner leftovers with this versatile recipe!

Enjoy the flavours and stay well,


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