Chargrilled turkey with quinoa tabbouleh & tahini dressing

Chargrilled turkey with quinoa tabbouleh & tahini dressing

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This superhealthy supper is packed full of vibrant and fresh ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal401
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein46g
  • salt0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • ½ cucumber, cut into 1cm chunks
  • 175g cherry tomato, halved
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • handful parsley, roughly chopped

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 4 turkey steaks

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    The traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…

For the tahini dressing

  • 1½ tbsp tahini paste
  • 1½ tbsp low-fat yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • ½ garlic clove, crushed

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • ½ tsp clear honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

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.

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Comments (13)

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
4

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
5

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
5

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

despinamina's picture
2

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
5

we love this recipe and have used it loads

joelle23's picture
4

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
1

it was nice, but tasted a bit bland to me

carolinamoonbeam's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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

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Tips (2)

boozyfloozy's picture
3.75

I added butter and garlic to the quinoa after it had reduced.
For the tahini dressing, I added more lemon juice, natural yoghurt and honey and omitted the water
Not tried this recipe with quinoa cooked in a stock but will try that next!

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.

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