Do you ever find yourself grabbing the same thing off the shelves when it comes to grocery shopping?
I certainly tend to head to ‘regular’ sections and throw staple items into the trolley without much thought. This is particularly so now that the ability to linger in the aisles and casually consider any new additions is generally thwarted by the kids demanding blueberries or yoghurt (or sneaking treats into the trolley while my eyes are looking elsewhere…)
But on a recent shopping trip, I skipped our regular pack of chicken, and replaced it with turkey. A protein that I really do enjoy – although often forget about outside the Christmas period.
And with the addition of a few other ingredients, I was quite pleased with the end result.
A chilli lime turkey salad bowl.
The dressing – made with chilli sauce, oil, cumin, garlic, lime juice and brown sugar – had just the right balance of spice and sour.
Half was used as a marinade for the turkey, the other half used as a dressing over the salad.
And, as for the rest of the salad bowl, well this saw us using up whatever we had on hand. There was some leftover brown rice from a previous meal, salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and avocado. Finished with a sprinkling of feta and chia seeds.
A lovely (non Christmas) use for the turkey!
Chilli lime turkey salad bowl (serves 2)
- 300g turkey steaks
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbs chilli sauce
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- Salad ingredients – we used salad leaves, brown rice, sliced avocado, sliced capsicum, cherry tomatoes, feta and chia seeds
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
- Place the turkey in a glass dish, and spread with half the dressing. Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours to marinate.
- Heat a little olive oil in a frypan over a medium heat. Cook the turkey steaks for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile – build a salad with your chosen ingredients in 2 bowls. Slice the turkey and divide among the bowls. Top with the feta cheese, chia seeds and the remainder of the dressing.
What about you? Are you a fan of turkey?