Pineapple Turkey Salad Recipe
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Pineapple Turkey Salad Recipe

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"It never ceases to amaze me what you can do with fresh pineapple. I love it!" writes Stephanie Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 turkey breast tenderloin (1/2 pound), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons apricot nectar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2-1/4 cups equals 342 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil, ginger and garlic. Add turkey; stir-fry for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove turkey and keep warm. Add remaining oil to the skillet; stir-fry cauliflower for 3 minutes. Add red pepper and onions; stir-fry 1 minute longer.
  2. Cut pineapple in half and remove fruit, leaving 1-in. shells; set shells aside for serving. Cut fruit into cubes; set aside 1-1/2 cups (refrigerate remaining pineapple for another use). In a large bowl, combine the turkey, vegetables, spinach and reserved pineapple. In a small bowl, whisk the apricot nectar, vinegar and pepper; add to turkey salad and toss to coat. Serve in pineapple shells. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Turkey Salad in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p53

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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