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Greens with Smoked Turkey, Apples and Walnuts

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This meal-in-one salad combines the wonderful flavors and textures of caramelized nuts, greens and apples in a light curry dressing. Tuna or chicken can be substituted for turkey. Serve with fresh, crusty bread.

Preparation facts

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

3 Tbs (25g) walnuts, pieces

2 Tbs (25g) sugar

8 cups (455g) red leaf lettuce, torn into small pieces

1 apple, chopped (any sweet variety)

6 oz (170g) smoked turkey breast, cut into 1-inch (3cm) pieces

1/4 cup (45g) red onion, thinly sliced

Dressing:

1/4 cup (60mL) fresh lemon juice

2 Tbs (30mL) olive oil

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 tsp (1g) curry powder

1/4 tsp (2g) salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Prepare dressing: In a jar or small bowl, mix together lemon juice, oil, garlic, curry powder, salt and pepper.

Prepare caramelized walnuts: Combine sugar and walnuts in a heavy skillet. Cook slowly over medium-low heat, stirring often, until all the sugar has melted onto the walnuts and they are brown. Remove from hot pan and cool. If prepared ahead, store in an air-tight container.

Assemble salad: Combine greens, apple, smoked turkey (or tuna) and red onion. Toss gently with curry dressing. Portion salad onto plates and sprinkle with caramelized waltnuts.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 197
Calories from Fat 96 (49%)
% Daily Value*
17%Total Fat 11g
7%Saturated Fat 1.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.6g
7%Cholesterol 20mg
27%Sodium 652mg
11%Potassium 381mg
5%Total Carbohydrate 16g
11%Dietary Fiber 2.8g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
23%Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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