Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Southwest Turkey Salad

This salad was really high in protein and fiber, low in calories and fat, and delicious.  I ate too much (belly ache from the aforementioned fiber) and I really liked the flavors.  I didn't add the can of green chiles or jalapeños but we both agreed it needed a little more kick so I'd try that if you're going to make it.  This would be a nice dish for a potluck or picnic, a brunch, or to have on hand for lunch.  We ate it with some bread for dinner last week when it was really hot out.  

Southwest Turkey Salad (6 side dish servings)

3 T olive oil
1/2 cup orange juice
2 T red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 (15oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
1 can diced chiles or jalapeños
3 cups cubed turkey
1/3 c. chopped red onion
2 T chopped cilantro

Whisk together the oil, orange juice, vinegar, cumin, salt and pepper.  Stir in the beans, corn, chiles, turkey, onion and cilantro.  Serve right away or refrigerate for a few hours.


  1. Oh, man, this is right up my alley.

  2. Healthy as this looks, I might tuck into the ice cream featured below.