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.
Healthy Satay Turkey Salad
- Calories 301
- Fat 10.8g
- Saturates 2g
- Protein 24.8g
- Carbs 27.9g
- Sugars 13.9g
- Salt 1.6g
- Fibre 3.4g
- 450g Turkey Breast
- 2 Sweet Gem Lettuces
- 1 Cucumber
- ½ 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
- ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
- 2 tsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 off by adding the remaining pomegranate and cashews.
- Enjoy your healthy satay turkey salad!
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!
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