Threading strips of turkey tenderloin onto skewers is a unique way of preparing this white meat. The tenderloin gets its flavor from the sweet-and-spicy citrus marinade and the toasted flaked coconut which is sprinkled on top just before serving. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • For marinade, in a large resealable plastic bag combine coconut water, lime peel, lime juice, honey and the crushed red pepper.

  • Cut turkey tenderloin lengthwise into thin strips, each about 1/4 inch thick. Add to marinade in bag. Seal bag, turning to coat turkey. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  • Drain turkey, discarding marinade. Thread turkey, accordion-style, onto skewers. Place skewers on the grill rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill, covered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling. To serve, sprinkle skewers with coconut.


Tips: If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in enough water to cover for 30 minutes before using.

To toast coconut, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice, watching closely to avoid burning.

Serve with Rice Noodle Vegetable Salad.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 1.7 g total fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 76 mg sodium. 91 mg potassium; 13.1 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 21.4 g protein; 33 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 9 mg magnesium;