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This fresh-tasting citrus relish will perk up even the most jaded appetite, and it goes well with chicken, fish or pork. Serve it with a simple salad of Boston lettuce, scallions and cilantro and whole-wheat couscous.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1995


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Avocado-Grapefruit Relish
Spiced Turkey


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare relish: Remove the peel and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife and discard. Cut the grapefruit segments from the surrounding membrane, letting them drop into a small bowl. Squeeze out remaining juice into the bowl and discard membrane. Add avocado, shallot, cilantro, vinegar and honey. Toss well to combine.

  • To prepare turkey: Combine chili powder, five-spice powder and salt on a plate. Dredge turkey in the spice mixture.

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink in the middle, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the turkey with the avocado-grapefruit relish.


Note: Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 30.8g; carbohydrates 23g; dietary fiber 6.4g; sugars 13.6g; fat 15.7g; saturated fat 1.7g; cholesterol 45mg; vitamin a iu 2759.5IU; vitamin c 55.5mg; folate 60.3mcg; calcium 46.6mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 34.4mg; potassium 560.3mg; sodium 366.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.

1 fruit, 4 lean meat, 3 fat