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Fruited Turkey Salad Recipe

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During my spare time, I can be found in the kitchen...I love trying new recipes. In this recipe, sunflower seeds add a special crunch to turkey salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup salted sunflower kernels, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with unsweetened pineapple and fat-free mayonnaise and without salt and sunflower seeds) equals 184 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, pineapple, grapes and celery. Whisk together oil, orange juice, lemon juice, parsley and salt if desired in a small bowl. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Chill for 2 hours. Just before serving, add mayonnaise and sunflower kernels if desired; mix well. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Turkey Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with unsweetened pineapple and fat-free mayonnaise and without salt and sunflower seeds) equals 184 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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