Healthy Salad Recipes With Turkey Pear And Salad Ingredients

By | August 10, 2009

Turkey Pear Salad Recipe With Awesome Salad Dressing

Turkey Pear Salad Ingredients:

4 ounce turkey breast cooked
1 medium pear
½ tablespoon apple juice concentrate, frozen
¼ cup buttermilk, low fat
½ teaspoon Dijon style mustard
1 tablespoon mayonnaise based dressing, low fat
3 cups lettuce, mixed greens
1/8 cup walnuts


  1. Stir together the low fat mayonnaise based dressing or low fat salad dressing, apple juice concentrate, low fat buttermilk and Dijon style mustard in a small bowl for the dressing.
  2. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for up to 24 hours or until it is ready to serve. For convenience, you may prepare the dressing overnight or even one day before and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Meanwhile, slice and de-seed the pear just before serving (if you slice the pear a few hours before then make sure to soak the slices in lightly salted or sweetened water to prevent the enzymatic browning of the fruit). Divide the lettuce or mixed greens equally among 2 salad plates. Arrange the pear slices over the lettuce. Place the cooked turkey or chicken (de-skinned) over the greens.
  4. Drizzle both the servings with equal amounts of dressing. Sprinkle walnuts over the dressing and serve immediately. This recipe makes 2 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Turkey pear salad recipe is an easy and quick recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes.
  • This recipe provides 225 calories, 3 gm dietary fiber, 18 gm carbohydrates, 18 gm proteins and 9 gm total fat per serving.
  • To reduce the total calories and fat of this recipe further, make sure that the dressing used in this recipe- that is Dijon style mustard and salad dressing are fat free. Also the cooked turkey or chicken used should be cooked in a nonstick cookware with the least amount of oil.
  • Broiling or grilling the turkey will also be a good option as less oil is used in these cooking methods. Also remember to choose only turkey or chicken without the skin; this is because the major portion of cholesterol and fat is situated under the skin of the turkey or chicken.
  • This recipe provides low sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat that are 121 mg sodium, 47 mg cholesterol and 2 gm saturated fats per serving. Also the simple sugar values of this recipe are negligible. Thus this recipe can be well considered diabetes friendly and heart friendly recipe.
  • This recipe can also be considered a high protein salad recipe as it provides 18 gm proteins per serving. To make this recipe vegetarian at the same time rich in protein, substitute turkey with low fat tofu or cottage cheese.