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Melon Turkey Salad Recipe
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Melon Turkey Salad Recipe

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"With its combination of tender chunks of turkey, sweet melon balls and juicy grapes, this salad is a winner at our ladies' club," reports Carolyn Zimmerman of Fairbury, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium cantaloupes, halved and seeded
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted dry roasted cashews

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 342 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Make melon balls from one cantaloupe half; refrigerate remaining cantaloupe halves. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, grapes, celery and reserved cantaloupe balls.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, ginger and salt. Pour over turkey mixture and stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in cashews just before serving. Spoon 1 cup salad into each cantaloupe half. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Melon Turkey Salad in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 342 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat.

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