How to Make: Healthy Satay Turkey Salad Recipe

Turkey satay salad above

Contrary to popular belief, cooking restaurant-like dishes isn’t actually that difficult. A lot of brilliant recipes don’t require long hours in the kitchen and can easily be made at home with just a handful of delightful ingredients.

Fortunately, Sam and I have always been pretty good with cooking at home, no matter the season. With the bursts of sunshine that comes with spring and summer, I find myself no longer gravitating towards heavy comfort food but being more active (gym, anyone?) and choosing healthier options to incorporate into my diet. Hence why this satay turkey salad has become my go-to weeknight recipe!

Nothing screams protein and peanut butter like satay chicken, am I right? Or in this case, turkey, as it adds an even healthier and delicious kick to this traditional Indonesian dish. This easy satay turkey salad is light, crisp, really simple and uses fresh ingredients that make it perfect for warm days.

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Healthy Satay Turkey Salad

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This healthy satay turkey salad recipe is easy, light, crisp, really simple & uses fresh ingredients. Find out how to make this easy satay turkey salad below!
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Serves:4
  • Freezable:No

Nutrition per portion

  • Calories 301
  • Fat 10.8g
  • Saturates 2g
  • Protein 24.8g
  • Carbs 27.9g
  • Sugars 13.9g
  • Salt 1.6g
  • Fibre 3.4g
Ingredients
  • 450g Turkey Breast
  • 2 Sweet Gem Lettuces
  • 1 Cucumber
  • ยฝ Pomegranate
  • A Handful of Cashew Nuts
  • A Splash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Medium Curry Powder
  • 2 tsp Finely Grated Garlic
  • ยฝ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
Method
  1. Start by crushing the cumin seeds with a mortar to make a fine powder. Once done, mix this with the soy sauce, curry powder, garlic and honey in a bowl. This will be your marinade.
  2. Cut the turkey breast into thin slices (about 3-5cm long) and pour the marinade over, making sure the turkey is completely covered. Pop it in the fridge for as long as you can – the longer you marinate, the juicer and more flavorous the turkey slices will become.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter, sweet chilli sauce and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add 2 tbsps of water to make a spoonable satay sauce. Set aside.
  4. When the turkey is ready to cook, preheat a pan on a medium temperature and add a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Place the turkey in the pan and cover the pan with a lid for about 5-6 minutes. Flip the fillets over for the final minute, making sure they’re cooked but still succulent. Leave to rest for 2 min.
  5. Now it’s time to make your salad. Shred up the sweet gem lettuces and combine with the diced cucumber in a serving bowl. Cut up the cashews and sprinkle in half of them along with the some of the pomegranate seeds, tossing it all together until thoroughly combined. Place the turkey on top of the salad and drizzle the satay sauce over the turkey. Finish it offย  by adding the remaining pomegranate and cashews.
  6. Enjoy your healthy satay turkey salad!

Satay turkey salad ingredients

Cumin seeds on chopping board

DONE. I love the fresh burst the pomegranate gives to the crunchy homemade satay sauce. The turkey stays moist and succulent and it combines perfectly with the lettuce and cucumber in a low calorie portion. This satay turkey salad recipe serves four, so it’s perfect to satisfy rumbling tummies and there’s enough for you to take for lunch the next day too!

Now it’s your turn to put your adult hat on and try this recipe out. Please let me know how it turns out for you in the comments below and on social media! I hope this healthy satay turkey salad becomes a favourite of yours too!

G. x


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30 comments

  1. ThatAutisticFitChick

    Awesome salad recipes popping with bright colours! Who said salad had to be boring? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Absolutely, there is so much you can do with salads! x

      Reply

  2. Cynthia

    This looks yummy! I love making big salads like this for meals. I will definitely try this!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thank you! I hope you like it!

      Reply

  3. Jane

    Looks tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹ I like be pomegranate seeds in salads. Iโ€™ll have to try your satay sauce with a veggie recipe

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      I’m considering tofu instead of turkey actually, maybe that will make a good combination? x

      Reply

  4. Clementine

    Oh wow, this looks so delicious and I bet it tastes really delicious too.
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Clem xx
    http://www.clemloves.co.uk

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thanks so much Clem, let me know if you make it! x

      Reply

  5. Savannah

    I’m sending this to my husband to ensure that we try it! Yum, it looks delicious and easy (not to mention healthy), which I’m all about!! Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Haha, thank you! Hope you both like it as much as we do! x

      Reply

  6. Shannen

    I absolutely love turkey, so Iโ€™m excited to try out this dish! Iโ€™ve been looking for more quick and healthy meals to make during the week. Thanks for sharing! x

    Shannen | https://shannenclaire.co.uk

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Awesome, let me know how it turns out! x

      Reply

  7. Colleen

    This looks fantastic! Love a good salad recipe.

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

  8. Hannah

    This looks beautiful… I love satay! Asian cuisine is my favourite as it’s generally so simple to make and tastes amazing.

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      I agree, Asian cuisine is so rich in flavours, I love it!

      Reply

  9. Aimsy

    Oh, this sounds and looks so tasty! I love satay chicken, so this recipe is right up my street. Perfect for the warmer days! I think I will deffo be giving this one a try.
    Thanks for sharing a tasty recipe!

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Oh thanks Aimsy, please let me know once you try it! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! x

      Reply

  10. Kristin Harris/Tales from Home

    This looks and sounds really delicious. Will definitely have to save this for later and see if I can make it work with our current diet plan!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Awesome, let me know how it goes! x

      Reply

  11. Chloe Osborn

    Ooh wow it looks so tasty and colourful! Iโ€™ve actually had to cut out pork and beef for my diet so Iโ€™ve been having turkey but struggling to find a variety of things to do with it. This is definitely a great option which never crossed my mind!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thank you so much Chloe! x

      Reply

  12. Ellyn Rebecca

    Reading this at 9:30am was a bad idea – I want to eat food now haha! I don’t really eat turkey but would be interested to see how this would work with chicken! Bookmarked!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      I’ve tried it with chicken and it’s as good as it is with turkey! Give it a try and let me know your thoughts!

      Reply

  13. A Cup of Wonderland

    This looks delicious and very colourful! I’ve been trying to introduce more salads into my diet so this makes me excited especially since I’ve been attempting to cut red meat out of my diet! I tend to forget about Turkey unless it’s Christmas so will definitely give this a go!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thank you! Hope you give it a try and like it! x

      Reply

  14. Shar

    Looks delicious. Will definitely give this recipe a try. I love a great salad. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thanks Shar!

      Reply

  15. Michelle Blackadar

    iโ€™ve never heard of this dish but it sounds great! about to head to the store to pick up dinner, perfect time to find this post x

    mich / simplymich.com

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Thank you! x

      Reply

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