Turkey, Pear, and Apple Salad
Ready to be a hero in the kitchen?
Start by stepping out of the green salad rut with a combination of mouthwatering foods you may not have considered before: turkey, apple, pears, and cranberries.
Flex That Protein Superpower with Turkey
Ideally you’ll want to use turkey leftovers for this salad. My saying is cook once, eat twice. Even better if your turkey is smoked.
No turkey on hand?
Don’t despair. You can always use chicken. Both turkey and chicken are sources of complete proteins, meaning contain all nine essential amino acids.
You’ll be flexing your protein superpowers with turkey because it only takes 3 1/2 ounces provides as much as 29 grams of protein.
Add Crunch and Surprising Sweetness with Apples and Pears
Adding a bit of sweetness and texture to a salad can take it from boring to super in a snap.
This recipe adds the subtle flavor and texture differences of both apples and pears.
While you can choose to go with one or the other depending on what you like best and what’s in season.
Try it at least once with both to get the full effect of the differences between a crisp apple and a soft and juicy pear.
Oh, and here’s where this super salad can take on a personality of its own. There are 10 principal varieties of pears grown in the US and more than 100 varieties of apple.
Have fun with these ingredients. Select the pear and apple varieties you like best and hang onto your taste buds.
Step Out of the Ordinary with Cranberries
Ready for more?
You’ll also be exiting the salad dressing rut with this recipe.
Get ready for the tart taste of cranberry in this salad.
Cranberries are native to bogs and swamps, which is curious thing for a fruit that packs such a bright and tart punch of flavor and healthy phytonutrients.
They’re like a little bite of sunshine with a twang.
You and your taste buds will be delighted that you’ve decided to step out of the green salad rut with this fun combination of flavors and textures that will make you a super hero in your own kitchen.