Warm Mexican Turkey Salad Recipe

I love a blogger challenge and when I saw BritMums had a recipe challenge to create a quick and easy turkey recipe for the Summer I had to join in.

I am not sure why I do not cook with turkey more. It is easily available and tasty but it is also good for you. It is high in protein which our bodies use for growth and repair. Cooked turkey contains 34 g of protein per 100g which is ¾ of an adult’s recommended daily allowance. It also has lowest saturated fat level  when compared to other meats, at less than 1g per 100g (4oz) portion. I may have to start eating it more.

The idea is that the recipe has to be really quick and easy to prepare. It should take no more than 30 minutes in total. I decided to create a Warm Mexican Turkey Salad. It is the Summer so we should be eating more salad, but given the weather we have been having I thought a warm salad might be appreciated. This took me about 25 minutes to prepare, some of the time was used to take photographs though.

 Mexican Turkey SaladWarm Mexican Turkey Salad


  • 500g (18 oz) turkey breasts or fillets
  • ½ tsp hot chill powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 300g can cannellini beans
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 125g (4 oz) mixed baby salad leaves
  • 4 oz tortilla chips
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) sour cream


  1. Chop the red onion into small pieces. Chop the tomatoes into wedges. Mix with the cannellini beans, tomatoes and salad leaves in one big bowl.
  2. Mix the chilli powder and paprika in a bowl.
  3. Cut the turkey into strips and toss in the mixture of chilli and paprika
  4. Warm the oil in a pan. Add the turkey to the pan and stir fry until golden, this takes about ten minutes.
  5. Add the turkey and the tortilla chips to the salad and mix well. Serve on individual plates and add the sour cream to the top.

 Mexican Turkey SaladMy son was very taken with this salad, when I gave it to him he was delighted that there were tortilla chips included. His plate was soon cleared!

Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums’ Summer Turkey Recipe Challenge, You can find more turkey recipes on the LeanOnTurkey website.

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  1. May 21, 2013 / 6:14 am

    Looks lovely 🙂

    • May 21, 2013 / 9:00 am

      Thanks, I thought it would appeal to my son due to the tortilla chips and I was right

  2. May 23, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Looks really tasty. Great for summer garden suppers!

  3. June 3, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    Loving the idea of a warm salad.
    Commenting for BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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