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Friday, 2 August 2013

Turkey Pinwheel Pops & Nutella Jar Salad

I've been challenged once again by Lean on Turkey to show how versatile turkey can be, and this time the theme is Kids & Picnics. It's just typical that when I decide to take the kids for a picnic it absolutely pours down, all day. Picnics can be just as fun indoors though and looking on the bright side it's less distance to carry the heavy picnic basket.

I decided to go for a couple of novelty recipes that are very simple to prepare and can be packed up easily to take in a picnic basket or eaten at home. Wherever you decide to eat your picnic the kids will love these fun foods. 

I have a stack of Nutella jars in the cupboard, complete with lids, and apart from having a matching set of tumblers I wasn't sure what else to do with them (apart from storing salad dressing). I didn't know if they would be large enough for this salad but they actually hold more than it looks - this salad fills a child's bowl, which is a perfect size for small appetites when accompanied by a couple of turkey pinwheel pops.

I shopped at my usual Asda branch and bought a pack of turkey breast fillets which I used in both recipes, making them very economical. Both recipes would feed 8 small appetites or 4-6 larger ones. Each recipe takes around 30 minutes to prepare and cook and comes in at only £8 for both recipes - just £1 per head, for a nutritious balanced picnic meal for a child.

turkey picnic recipes

Turkey Pinwheel Pops - makes 16

200g self raising flour
1 tbsp olive oil
100ml milk (approx)
250g turkey breast fillet
50g sun dried tomato pesto
80g grated mozzarella
16 wooden lollipop sticks (I used coffee stirrers)

turkey pinwheel pops


  • Mix together the flour, oil & milk until it forms a dough - get your hands stuck in & add more milk if it is too dry
  • Knead for a couple of minutes and roll out on a floured surface into a rectangle approx 35cm x 25cm
  • Lay the turkey between sheets of clingfilm and flatten with a rolling pin
  • Spread the pesto evenly over the rolled out dough
  • Lay the thin slices of turkey over the pesto
  • Roll up tightly along the longest length towards you
  • Using a sharp knife slice into 16 equal pieces (approx 2cm each) - you may need to cut the ends off first
  • Push a stick through the pinwheel & lay on a greased/lined baking sheet
  • Cover each pinwheel with mozzarella
  • Bake in a preheated 200 C oven for approx 15-18 minutes


turkey pinwheel lollipops

Nutella Jar Turkey Pesto Salad - serves 8

350g turkey breast fillets
olive oil
salt & pepper
375g cooked & cooled pasta
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
handful of rocket

dressing
1 tbsp sun dried tomato pesto
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
juice of 1/2 

turkey salad
  • Rub the turkey with olive oil & season with salt & pepper
  • Cook on a griddle, under a grill or in a frying pan for approx 8 minutes each side, until cooked through
  • Mix together the dressing ingredients
  • Slice the cooked turkey into bite sized pieces
  • Using an empty Nutella jar (or similar) layer up the salad equally in each jar - pasta, turkey, peppers, tomatoes, dressing & then rocket
  • Put the lid on & store in the fridge until picnic time


    turkey salad

turkey picnic recipes


enjoying turkey pinwheel pop
This is a sponsored post, however the recipes are my own



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