Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish

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This fresh-tasting citrus relish will perk up even the most jaded appetite, and it goes well with chicken, fish or pork. Serve it with a simple salad of Boston lettuce, scallions and cilantro and whole-wheat Couscous.

Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients
  • Avocado-Grapefruit Relish

  • 1 large seedless grapefruit

  • 1/2 small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • Spiced Turkey

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder, (see Note)

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 turkey cutlets, (8 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions
  1. To prepare relish: Remove the peel and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife and discard. Cut the grapefruit segments from the surrounding membrane, letting them drop into a small bowl. Squeeze out remaining juice into the bowl and discard membrane. Add avocado, shallot, cilantro, vinegar and honey. Toss well to combine.

  2. To prepare turkey: Combine chili powder, five-spice powder and salt on a plate. Dredge turkey in the spice mixture.

  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink in the middle, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the turkey with the avocado-grapefruit relish.

Note: Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
2
Calories
340
Added Sugars
3g
Carbohydrates
23g
Cholesterol
45mg
Dietary Fiber
6g
Fat
16g
Monounsaturated Fat
10g
Potassium
560mg
Protein
31g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
317mg
Bonus
Vitamin C (100% daily value)
Vitamin A (50% dv)
Folate & Potassium (16% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Exchanges
1 fruit
4 very lean meat
3 fat

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