Friday, August 06, 2010
Teriyaki Turkey Salad
you know that you're feeling truly uninspired when its been over a week since you last blogged and all you can come up with is a recipe post. ah well, at least its something, right?
this recipe is something i sort of made up one day when i had a bunch of random ingredients and wanted to make a quick lunch for myself. a lettuce wrap recipe that i make often inspired me, but i find a salad so much easier to eat than lettuce wraps, though not quite as fun.
i'm not going to write a detailed ingredients list.....its cooking for crying out loud. i say use what you can and throw in some new stuff and come up with your own delicious invention.
here's what i did: i browned half a pound of ground turkey in a skillet (whenever i can afford it, i get the all white meat ground turkey cuz its way healthier than just the random ground turkey) and while that was cooking, i grated a carrot and chopped up a stalk of celery into tiny bits and added that to the turkey. if i had had a green onion on hand, i would have added that, but my husband doesn't allow onions in the house, so i made do with some onion powder and dried chives. next i added some diced red bell pepper (though any color would do) and then rummaged around in my fridge, discovering some leftover brown rice, so i added about a cup of that too. once it was all nice and warm and steamy, i drizzled some thick teriyaki sauce on top along with soy sauce (i recommend using the lower sodium options for both of these sauces) and mixed it all in. then i spooned a nice big helping of my turkey mixture on top of mixed greens (i think i used romaine and baby spinach that day, though iceberg has such a great crunch to it). for funsies and mostly because i was about to take a picture of it, i sprinkled some dry asian noodles and sesame seeds on top. voila! a super easy and pretty healthy meal for the whole family.