With pastrami (cured, smoked beef) and bagels, the inspiration for this thick, filling sandwich can only be New York City. But unlike the Big Apple's favourite snack, this version replaces the mayonnaise with herby, reduced-fat soft cheese and includes lean turkey. It is perfect for a tasty lunchtime bite.
*Try thinly sliced smoked chicken instead of turkey. *For a Turkey Bagel Melt, omit the herby soft cheese, pastrami and gherkins. Split open the bagels, without cutting all the way through, and open flat like a book. Toast the cut-side under the grill, then arrange the lettuce, thinly sliced tomatoes and turkey on top. Add 30g thinly sliced mozzarella cheese to each bagel, then pop back under the grill until the cheese melts. Serve at once.
Followed the recipe exactly (unusual for me I like to tweak!) and it was delicious - lovely as a lunch for the kids - 28 May 2015