Jan 12, 2011

Review: Subway - Turkey Pesto Sub

Subway is trying out a basil pesto sauce in the southern California market with two limited-time subs, the Turkey Pesto and the Pesto Chicken Melt. While my new year is without resolutions, I still went for the healthier Fresh Fit option (7 grams of fat in the 6-inch version) in the Turkey Pesto which carries the price of $6 for a foot long.

If you've my review on the Subway Turkey BLT, there's not that much to add here. The bacon's obviously gone but I had them add some Swiss cheese instead. The one big difference is the basil pesto sauce which was slightly creamy and presented a fair bit of flavor to the proceedings. There's a definite pesto flavor in every bite. Unfortunately, as I mentioned before as a knock on the Turkey BLT, there's just not enough turkey flavor (bad turkey to bread ratio); there's bread flavor, veggie flavor, not much cheese flavor and a lot of pesto mostly.
Do keep in mind that if you happen to be in the southern California area, that if you want to avoid the bland turkey, you should be able to get your Subway sandwich maker to add the basil pesto sauce (for as long as it's available anyway) to any sub of your choice.

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Nutritional info not available but I've listed the info for the regular 6" Turkey Breast sub below. (219g)
Calories - 280 (from Fat - 30)
Fat - 3.5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 920mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 18g


  1. I usually go with turkey and ham, I think you get one more slice of meat on a six inch, 2 slices of each rather than 3 slices of turkey, it makes a difference lol. Or double meat is a good option too, but then it's getting a bit pricey for Subway.

  2. Yeah, I think turkey definitely needs a buddy meat at Subway.


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