Turkey: the other white meat – yet so nutritious. Turkey has been enjoyed as a dietary staple in the US for hundreds of years, yet it remains a special occasion meal still for Aussies despite its strong nutritional properties.
Skinless turkey is extremely lean with <10% fat and more than 30g protein per serve and is a rich source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, selenium and zinc.
Turkey can be added to wraps, its mince used in a lean burger or spaghetti sauce and its legs make a rich tasting Winter soup.
So if you are looking for a new lean protein to try, check out lean turkey mince, breast or turkey legs for cooking at supermarkets.
Recipe of the Week
Turkey and Broccoli Salad
100g cooked turkey breast, finely chopped
1 cup, finely chopped broccoli
20g finely chopped spring onion (2 springs)
1/2 finely chopped red capsicum
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon or pinch of dried tarragon
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1. Put the turkey breast, broccoli, spring onion, capsicum and tarragon in bowl.
2. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard and combine evenly. Serve.