The Crazy Kitchen: Citrus Turkey Salad

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Sunday 20 May 2012

Citrus Turkey Salad

I've been challenged again by Lean On Turkey to come up with a low fat/healthy turkey recipe for a family costing under £10. We love pasta and salads in this family so I thought it would be a good excuse to try out a citrus pasta salad using fresh turkey.

For once J actually ate all of his dinner and even asked for more, and then helped himself to even more, so I'll definitely be making this again.


Citrus Turkey Salad - serves 4

800g (approx) Turkey Thigh joint
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
3 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
a good pinch of fresh Thyme
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 spring onions, sliced
1 yellow pepper, de-seeded and sliced
2 oranges, segmented*
500g dried pasta
150g Sugar Snap peas

  • Roast the turkey joint for approximately 1hr 30mins (depending on the size of your joint)
  • When the turkey is cooked slice it thickly and cut into large pieces and place in a bowl
  • Mix the lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, soy sauce and Thyme together in a small bowl
  • Add half of the dressing to the turkey and combine
  • Add the spring onions, pepper and oranges to the turkey
  • Boil the pasta as per directions on the pack, adding the sugarsnap peas for the last 3 minutes of cooking
  • Drain the pasta/peas and tip into a large bowl
  • Pour over the rest of the ingredients, along with the remaining dressing and combine
  • Serve warm or cold


You can see my previous turkey recipe, as well as those from other bloggers, here.

*if you don't know how to segment an orange this video will show you

This is a sponsored post but the recipe is my own

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