Chargrilled turkey with quinoa tabbouleh & tahini dressing

Chargrilled turkey with quinoa tabbouleh & tahini dressing

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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

    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 onions

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

For the tahini dressing

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

    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

    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

    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, questions and tips

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vizavi
23rd May, 2010
5.05
simply delicious! would make it over and over again. thanks for sharing!
kimdsasser
18th Apr, 2010
My husband and I tried this and loved it. Very easy, very tasty, and very healthy.
thynk2much
27th Oct, 2009
5.05
This was an absolutely perfect light dinner. The nutty/veggie quinoa taste really made it something out of the ordinary.

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