Friday, July 27, 2018

Jean's Smoked Turkey Salad with Apple & Avocado

Each summer we are invited up north to a friends cottage in Muskoka for an Annual Bridge Weekend. Each guest is charged with bringing one meal to add to the weekend's menu, which inevitably erupts into in a culinary extravaganza as everyone makes some of their favourite dishes, like this delicious Smoked Turkey Salad by my friend Jean. A rich medley of lovely flavours, this is the perfect hearty and healthy salad for a warm summer day.

Smoked Turkey Salad
Serves 8
Recipes courtesy of Jean Robinson

1 smoked turkey thigh
1/4 cup capers, drained and halved if desired
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped into small 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 avocado, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp Tandoori curry powder
1 head of green leaf or Boston lettuce, as a bed for the salad
2 tbsp chopped chives, for garnish

Remove the turkey meat from the bone and cut into small pieces, then place in a large bowl. Add the capers, apple, onion, mayonnaise and curry powder, and mix well to combine. Then add the avocado and gently stir into the salad mixture. When ready to serve, arrange the lettuce over a platter and spoon the turkey salad overtop. Garnish with fresh chopped chives, if desired, and serve with some lovely assorted breads.

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