Turkey & Bulgur Salad
Cranberry juice concentrate gives this wonderful luncheon salad a burst of flavor. Carole likes to line a serving platter with lettuce leaves and mound the salad in the center for a pretty presentation. Carole Resnick - Cleveland, Ohio
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + standing
- 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup bulgur
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
- 1 small cucumber, finely chopped
- 1 cup garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
- 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons thawed cranberry juice concentrate
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- In a small saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil. Place bulgur in a large bowl. Stir in broth mixture. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain. Stir in the turkey, cucumber, beans, onions, olives and cranberries.
- In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice and cranberry juice concentrate. Stir into bulgur mixture. Add tomatoes and parsley; gently toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 302 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 fat.
Originally published as Bulgur-Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008