Posted by Lisa Lewis Koster - - 4 comments

I thought I'd share tonight's dinner with you - a tasty salad that's good for you too!  I found this recipe a while back in a mailing from the American Institute for Cancer Research. 

TURKEY SALAD with CRANBERRIES and PECANS
2 cups (8 oz.) diced cooked turkey breast
1 small Granny Smith apple, diced
3 Tablespoons dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained and cut into small sections.
1/4 cup fat free plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon reduced fat mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper
8 Boston lettuce leaves


In a mixing bowl, combine turkey, apple, cranberries and pecans.  Add orange sections and set aside.


There is a fair amount of chopping involved.
(Quite often I substitute according to what I have in the house.  I added a Red Delicious apple rather than a Granny Smith, and instead of the turkey breast I used leftover rotisserie chicken.  Greek yogurt adds quite a bit more protein than traditional yogurt and I substituted spinach and chopped lettuce for the Boston lettuce.)

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise and mustard.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Drizzle dressing over turkey mixture while using a fork to gently mix in.  Arrange two lettuce leaves on each of four salad plates.  Mound one quarter of salad on top of lettuce and serve immediately. 

If you do happen to make this according to the recipe, here's the nutrition information per serving (4):
Calories...........203                         Protein..........19 g (more w/ Greek yogurt)
Total fat.............6 g                       Dietary Fiber... 3 g
Saturated Fat......1 g                       Sodium.......391 mg
Carbohydrates...20 g

Lisa


4 Responses so far.

  1. hmm - I didn't even hear our phone ring? hmm

  2. You must have had your blender on!

  3. Thanks so much for entering the Home For The Holidays Linky Party!! This looks yummy! What a great way to use that turkey!

  4. Wow, this just looks so good. And not too bad for sodium either which I look out for often. :-)

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