Turkey and Monterey Jack salad

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This is the Turkey and Monterey Jack salad recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 12 min
Yields 4 Servings
DFC

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (your choice) cut into strips
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • pinch of ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked turkey breast minced or shredded
  • 2 cups (500 mL) lettuce shredded
  • 2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach
  • 2 cups (500 mL) red cabbage shredded or grated
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Monterey Jack diced

Preparation

In a large skillet, melt butter and brown onion, garlic and peppers for 3–4 minutes. Add spices. Cook 2 minutes.

Mix orange juice, salsa and barbecue sauce. Pour into skillet and let simmer for 3–4 minutes.

Add cooked turkey and mix well, then let cool.

Mix lettuce, spinach and red cabbage. Add cilantro.

Divide into containers suitable for a lunch box.

Add diced Monterey Jack.

Into other containers, divide the turkey mixture (the sauce will serve as the dressing).

Come mealtime, add the turkey mixture to the salad. Toss and savour.

Tips

Variations:Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 353 Calories
Protein: 31 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 3.7 g
Sodium: 470 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 30 % / 329 mg
Vitamin C: 146 %
Selenium: 63 %
Folate: 48 %
Zinc: 40 %