Friday, January 29, 2016

Jennie - O Recipe of the Week - Warm Turkey Salad

This week's Jennie - O Recipe of the Week is a Warm Turkey Salad. This salad is loaded with nothing but healthy and delicious ingredients including; Butternut Squash, Beets, Red Bell Peppers, Kale, and JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. You can find this recipe on the Jennie - O website along with all the other fantastic recipes and tips, Enjoy!

Warm Turkey Salad

4 cups peeled, diced butternut squash
1 cup peeled, diced beet
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon maple syrup
salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
8 cups chopped kale
2 teaspoons minced garlic
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper

1 - Heat oven to 400°F. Place squash, beets and bell pepper on rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, maple syrup and salt and pepper, if desired. Toss to coat. Roast 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, turning once.

2 - In large skillet, crumble turkey. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove from skillet. Set aside.

3 - In same large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add kale. Cook 5 minutes or until wilted, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook 1 minute.

4 - Stir turkey, roasted vegetables and dried cranberries into skillet with kale. Pour vinaigrette over turkey mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts.

5 - Apple Vinaigrette: In small jar with tight fitting lid, combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Cover tightly. Shake vigorously.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Information
Calories 340 Fat 18g
Protein 18g Cholesterol 30mg
Carbohydrates 31g Sodium 170mg
Fiber 6g Saturated Fat 2.5g
Sugars 12g

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