Turkey salad – the recipe for a tasty and nutritious dish

  • turkey breast
    350 grams

  • valerian
    150 grams

  • Pepper

  • Cherry tomatoes
    • 43 kcal

  • zahatar (mixture of spices)
    1 teaspoon

  • Black olives

    40 grams
    • 79 kcal
  • Mayonnaise
    50 grams
    • 690 kcal

  • plain natural yogurt
    100 grams

  • Lemon

    • 750 kcal
  • Extra virgin olive oil
    to taste
    • 0 kcal

  • salt
    to taste
    • 21 kcal

  • pepper

    to taste
    • 79 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

L’turkey salad it’s a single dish tasty and light, perfect for hot summer days, when you want something fresh but at the same time nourishing and satisfying for the palate. Delicate, but sometimes unappetizing, turkey meat is seasoned in a marinate based on oil, lemon juice and spices, a step that will give it great sweetness and juiciness. Enriched with crunchy vegetables and topped with a Pad of yogurt and mayonnaise, it turns into a very appetizing dish. It suffices to accompany it with a few slice of bread also obtain a complete and balanced meal, to savor a House, in Beach or in Office. Find out how to prepare it by following our simple step-by-step recipe.

How to make a turkey salad

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Transfer the turkey breast to a large bowl and add the spices, oil and lemon juice (1).

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Mix well (2), cover with a sheet of cling film and marinate the meat in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

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Wash the pepper, peel it, removing the seeds and internal white ribs, then cut it into cubes (3).

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Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them in half (4).

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Wash the lamb’s lettuce, drain it well and transfer it to a serving dish; add the vegetables then the pitted olives (5).

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After the marinating time, drain the turkey and cut it into smaller slices. Heat a non-stick pan, arrange the meat and grill it on both sides, until the inside is cooked through (6). Turn off and let cool slightly.

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Mix the yogurt with the mayonnaise, also adding a pinch of salt and pepper (7).

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Drizzle the salad with the sauce and serve with the slices of toast (8).


So that the Turkey meat is particularly sweet and juicy, we advise you not to skip the step of marinate; in case you have time, let stand overnight in the refrigerator.

If you prefer, you can replace the turkey with chicken, choosing between the breast and the thighs, which will be even tastier; buy the meat from your trusted butcher and make sure it is without antibiotics and does not come from intensive agriculture.

Zahatar is a mixture of spices of Middle Eastern origin, traditionally composed of thyme, sesame seeds and salt (sometimes oregano, savory, cumin, fennel seeds can be added to it. ..); alternatively, you can also use other spices Where aromatic herbs to your taste and marinate the meat with wine, beer or orange juice.

If you wish, you can also enrich your salad with other vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, grilled zucchini, but also with parmesan shavings, ricotta sprigs, pan-fried speck, etc. For a touch super crispy, sprinkle the surface with pan-fried slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds …

If you liked this recipe, also try the chicken and avocado salad.


Once seasoned, the turkey salad can be stored in fridge, inside a special airtight container, for a few hours maximum.