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Smoked Citrus Turkey Taco Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes 4 - 6 servings


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Ingredients

Salad
1 lb | 450 g turkey breast, slices or tenders
1/2 tsp | 2 ml orange rind, grated
3 tbsp | 45 ml orange juice
1 tbsp | 15 ml canola oil
3 tbsp | 45 ml fresh cilantro, chopped
1 chipotle pepper, minced
3 cups | 750 ml mixed baby greens
3 cups | 750 ml broccoli slaw
1 cup | 250 ml grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup | 125 ml corn kernels
2 cups | 500 ml tortilla chips
lime widges
Avocado Dressing
1 small ripe, but firm avocado, chopped
2 tbsp | 30 ml lime juice
3 tbsp | 45 ml water
1 tbsp | 15 ml white wine or cider vinegar
1 tbsp | 15 ml fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp | 1 ml salt
1/4 tsp | 1 ml pepper

Directions

Avocado Dressing:In a small food processor combine avocado, lime juice, water, vinegar, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Salad: In a bowl, whisk orange rind and juice, oil, cilantro and chipotle pepper. Add turkey and turn to coat evenly. Let stand for 15 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.Place turkey on a greased grill over medium high heat for about 12 minutes, or until no longer pink inside and thermometer reaches 170°F (77°C). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. In a large bowl, combine greens, broccoli slaw, tomatoes and corn. Toss with dressing. Divide among 4 plates and top with turkey. Place tortillas around salad and top with lime wedges to squeeze over top just before eating.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Turkey Farmers of Canada.