Monday, March 12, 2012

Sweet And Savory Turkey Salad

I just devoured this salad from yesterday's prep.  It was very filling over a bed of half-and-half lettuce mix.  You could also add nuts for some extra crunch, but I thought this was delicious all by itself!

Since January 1, I've been following my coach's menu plans and they have been very successful for me. This recipe is another one posted by a member of Phit-N-Phat  I think the best part about this salad is that I can see it getting better throughout the week as the cabbage, onion, celery and the dressing meld together.  I'll be eating this for lunch 2 more times this week! YUM!

Sweet & Savory Turkey Salad
Servings  : 6  
     4              cups  ground turkey, browned
     11/2        cups celery -- chopped
     11/2        cups  red cabbage -- chopped
      1            cup dried apricots -- slivered (I used dried cherries)
    3/4           cup raisins
    1/4           cup  red onion -- chopped
    1/4           cup  red wine vinegar
    1/4           cup  lemon juice
      2            tablespoons  vegetable oil
     1/4          cup  Dijon mustard
    1/4           cup  honey
     Grated zest (peel) of one small orange (opt)

Whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, oil, mustard and honey. Add  orange zest and apricots. Let dressing sit at room temperature for about one hour.

In food processor, finely chop cabbage, celery and onion.
In a large bowl, mix turkey, celery, cabbage and raisins. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to coat. Chill for several hours or overnight. Serve on a large salad plate or bowl lined with lettuce leaves.

*For prepping purposes, bag the lettuce separately from the cabbage mixture.  


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