Citrus Turkey Spinach Salad

Citrus Turkey Spinach Salad

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Pink grapefruit, turkey, and a light honey-poppy seed dressing transform this spinach salad recipe into a low-calorie main dish.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach or torn fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces cooked turkey, cut up
  • 2 pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (optional)


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  1. Place spinach in a large bowl. Add turkey, grapefruit sections and orange sections.
  2. For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine orange juice, oil, honey, poppy seeds, salt and dry mustard. Cover and shake well. Pour the dressing over salad; toss gently. If desired, sprinkle with almonds.
  • Tip: To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups
  • Per serving: 264 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 32 mcg folate; 45 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 8,377 IU vitamin A; 79 mg vitamin C; 162 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 289 mg sodium; 374 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (168% daily value), Vitamin C (132% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 2 lean protein, 1½ vegetable, 1 fruit

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