Turkey, Avocado and Apple Salad

This tasty summer salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

08/11/11
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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Tasty avacado salad with turkey and apple chunks.
Tasty avacado salad with turkey and apple chunks.

Now that the nine days are over, it is time to dive back in to meat consumption full time, right? Not being a huge red-meat eater, it is not steaks or hamburgers I’ve been craving but the lighter fare – especially when it is played up so nicely in a salad like this.

Cubed turkey breast is tossed with sweet chunks of apple and creamy avocado for an effortless summer dish. I studded mine with some pomegranate seeds – known as arils – but if you’re not a fan or you can’t find them in season substitute sunflower seeds (or even pine nuts) for some added crunch.
 
If you buy turkey fresh from a deli, ask them to leave it in one big chunk so you can cube it yourself – or there are some brands that sell unsliced turkey pre-packaged. Choose an apple with a firm flesh such as golden delicious or granny smith for the best result.
 
Turkey, Avocado and Apple Salad - Serves 2
8 ounces turkey breast
2 medium apples
1 avocado
¼ cup pomegranate seeds OR 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
 
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
 
Dice the turkey breast in to ½” cubes. Peel, core and dice the apple. Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, and dice in to chunks.
Whisk the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix gently. Serve chilled.

 

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06/08/2014 - 20:18

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