Turkey and Monterey Jack salad recipe
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Turkey and Monterey Jack salad

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 12 mins
  • Yields 4 Servings


1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 onion, minced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 bell pepper (your choice), cut into strips
1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
pinch of ground cumin
3/4 cup (180 mL) orange juice
1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce
2 cups (500 mL) cooked turkey breast, minced or shredded
2 cups (500 mL) lettuce, shredded
2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach
2 cups (500 mL) red cabbage, shredded or grated
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Monterey Jack, diced

Monterey Jack was created in North America around 1892.

Learn more about Canadian Monterey Jack cheese.


In a large skillet, melt butter and brown onion, garlic and peppers for 3–4 minutes.

Add spices. Cook 2 minutes.

Mix orange juice, salsa and barbecue sauce. Pour into skillet and let simmer for 3–4 minutes.

Add cooked turkey and mix well, then let cool.

Mix lettuce, spinach and red cabbage. Add cilantro.

Divide into containers suitable for a lunch box.

Add diced Monterey Jack.

Into other containers, divide the turkey mixture (the sauce will serve as the dressing).

Come mealtime, add the turkey mixture to the salad. Toss and savour.


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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 353 Calories
Protein: 31 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 3.7 g
Sodium: 470 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 30 % / 329 mg
Vitamin C: 146 %
Selenium: 63 %
Folate: 48 %
Zinc: 40 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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