Jamaican jerk seasoning can be a combination of many spices, but usually contains allspice and always packs a hot punch from chili powder.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine jerk seasoning, cumin, salt, ginger and ground red pepper; reserve 1/2 teaspoon of the mixture for the salsa. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and the garlic to the remaining mixture. Use your fingers to rub the mixture evenly onto both sides of turkey. Set aside.

  • Stir together mango (or nectarine or peach), bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, serrano and the reserved cumin mixture in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook half of the turkey at a time for 4 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. (Add more oil if necessary during cooking.) Serve the turkey with the salsa.


Tip: Hot peppers contain volatile oils that can burn eyes, lips and sensitive skin. Wear plastic gloves while working with peppers and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterward.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 27.4g 55% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 6.4g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 67.9mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 2314.7IU 46% DV; vitamin c 32.7mg 54% DV; calcium 34.9mg 4% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 32mg 11% DV; potassium 395.4mg 11% DV; sodium 648.5mg 26% DV.