Chargrilled turkey with quinoa tabbouleh & tahini dressing

Chargrilled turkey with quinoa tabbouleh & tahini dressing

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This superhealthy supper is packed full of vibrant and fresh ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
401
protein
46g
carbs
31g
fat
11g
saturates
2g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
0.24g

Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa
  • ½ cucumber, cut into 1cm chunks
  • 175g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 4 turkey steaks

For the tahini dressing

  • 1½ tbsp tahini paste
  • 1½ tbsp low-fat yogurt
  • juice ½ lemon
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp clear honey

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Method

  1. Tip the quinoa into a saucepan and pour over 600ml water. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Turn down and simmer until the water has evaporated (just as you’d cook rice) – about 20 mins. Take off the lid and leave to cool while you prepare the turkey and salad.
  2. Tip the cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions and herbs into a large mixing bowl. Pour over 1 tbsp olive oil and lemon juice, season well and mix everything together.
  3. Heat a griddle pan and, when smoking hot, rub the turkey steaks with 1 tsp olive oil. Cook for about 5 mins on each side, depending on thickness. Stir together all the dressing ingredients along with 3 tbsp water. Toss the quinoa together with the salad and arrange on plates. Cut the turkey into thick slices, pile up on the quinoa and drizzle over the dressing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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SallyLukemire's picture

Great to have another delicious turkey recipe. But the quinoa was way too mushy when made this way. Less water and simmer for 10 mins then stand for 10 mins. Good easy-cook quinoa method here www.lovequinoarecipes.com. Will definitely make again.

emd_lc's picture
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Made this last night and really enjoyed it. Added a little extra yoghurt and lemon juice as dressing was a but too thick but otherwise everyone really enjoyed delicious flavour. Cooked turkey steaks on the bbq. Next time would love to substitute turkey with halloumi as suggested By another poster. Def would make again!

andil125's picture
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I really liked this one but tweaked it a little bit. Used halloumi instead of turkey and put it on a bed on salad leaves. I loved the tahini dressing. A nice change from the Jamie Oliver halloumi tabbouleh salad that I usually make. Next time I think I will add chopped fresh red chillies to the tabbouleh. Also made this in the afternoon while the kids were at school and then just cooked the halloumi and put it together at dinner time. Really easy!

katsuya's picture
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Very tasty. Couldn't find tahini paste anywhere so used peanut butter instead, which worked surprisingly well.

despinamina's picture
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I'm a big fan of quinoa so was excited to try this. Although it made a nice meal, I don't think it is something I will be making again.

hannahhiggi's picture
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we love this recipe and have used it loads

joelle23's picture
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Very tasty. Particularly loved the sauce. Lovely ingredients for a salad. We added a bit of left over sweetcorn and some capers too.

buona_forchetta's picture
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it was nice, but tasted a bit bland to me

carolinamoonbeam's picture
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Really lovely! I have made this for friends as well as for the family and everyone has really enjoyed it. The quinoa makes it a substantial dish.

vizavi's picture
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simply delicious! would make it over and over again. thanks for sharing!

kimdsasser's picture

My husband and I tried this and loved it. Very easy, very tasty, and very healthy.

thynk2much's picture
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This was an absolutely perfect light dinner. The nutty/veggie quinoa taste really made it something out of the ordinary.

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