We’re at the height of summer and that means one thing – al fresco dinners in the evening.
The weather hasn’t been great so far, but with the forecasters predicting a mini-heat-wave this weekend, this is the perfect time to get family and friends outdoor for a delicious meal.
TV chef Phil Vickery shows how easy this turkey salad is to make, with a preparation time of 20 minute and a cooking time of just six minutes. You can’t go wrong!
Check out the details below as well as the video in the player above, for step-by-step tips on whipping up this tasty dish.
• 2 British turkey breast steaks or breast fillets
• 1 Iceberg lettuce
• 4 tbsp honey roast peanuts, finely chopped
• 4 small, ripe tomatoes, diced
• ½ large cucumber, deseeded with a teaspoon, diced
• 4 hardboiled eggs, diced
• 4 shallots, peeled and finely sliced
• 2 large carrots, peeled, diced
• 4 tbsp chives, chopped
Ingredients for the dressing:
• 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 3 tbsp safflower or sunflower oil
• 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
• 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
• 1 pinch caster sugar
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Gently fry the turkey breast steaks or sliced breast fillet in a little oil for about 3 minutes on each side and lightly browned. Set aside to rest.
2. Finely chop the Iceberg lettuce and put into a serving bowl.
3. Add the peanuts, tomatoes and cucumber, along with the diced eggs, shallots, carrots and chives. Mix well.
4. Chop the cooked and cooled turkey, add to the bowl and chill in the fridge.
5. Meanwhile make the dressing by placing all the ingredients into a bowl and whisking together. After a couple of minutes, the mustard will emulsify the oil and vinegar and you will end up with a thickish dressing.
6. Pour over the chilled salad and toss well.
7. Check the seasoning and allow the flavours to infuse for 5 minutes before eating. If you are going to eat at a later time then add the dressing at the last moment.
Tip: you can use leftover meat from a roast instead of cooking fresh turkey. You will need about 250g of chopped turkey breast and/or leg meat for this recipe.
You can get more turkey recipe ideas from www.britishturkey.co.uk.