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Turkey and Monterey Jack Cheese salad

Recipe details

Servings: 4
Time: Under 30 minutes

Variations:
Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (your choice), cut into strips
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL ) chili powder
  • pinch of ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup ( 180 mL ) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ( 125 mL ) salsa
  • 2 tbsp ( 30 mL ) barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups ( 500 mL ) cooked turkey breast, minced or shredded
  • 2 cups ( 500 mL ) lettuce, shredded
  • 2 cups ( 500 mL ) baby spinach
  • 2 cups ( 500 mL ) red cabbage, shredded or grated
  • 1/4 cup ( 60 mL ) fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup ( 250 mL ) Canadian Monterey Jack, diced

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and brown onion, garlic and peppers for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add spices. Cook 2 minutes.
  3. Mix orange juice, salsa and barbecue sauce. Pour into skillet and let simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add cooked turkey and mix well, then let cool.
  5. Mix lettuce, spinach and red cabbage. Add cilantro.
  6. Divide into containers suitable for a lunch box.
  7. Add diced Monterey Jack.
  8. Into other containers, divide the turkey mixture (the sauce will serve as the dressing).
  9. Come mealtime, add the turkey mixture to the salad. Toss and savour.



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Turkey and Monterey Jack Cheese salad

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Nutrition Information

per serving

Calories 353
Protein 31 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat 17 g
Fibre _3.7 g _
Sodium 470 mg
Calcium 329 mg