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Leftover turkey grain bowls with za’atar, rainbow slaw & harissa yogurt

Leftover turkey grain bowls with za’atar, rainbow slaw & harissa yogurt

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make the most of your turkey leftovers at Christmas and make these grain bowls with rainbow slaw and a tahini dressing. They're easy and full of flavour

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving


  • 4 tbsp natural probiotic yogurt
  • 1 tbsp rose harissa
  • 200g cooked wild rice
  • 200g cooked puy or black lentils
  • 2 tbsp chopped mixed herbs (we used a mix of mint, parsley and coriander)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp za’atar
  • 200g leftover roast turkey (you can use a mix of white and dark meat)
  • 1 avocado, stoned, halved, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds

For the tahini dressing

  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • large pinch of white pepper
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 clementine, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper

For the rainbow slaw

  • 1⁄4 small red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 4 carrots, julienned or grated
  • 100g Brussels sprouts, finely sliced
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and julienned or grated
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and julienned or grated
  • 1⁄2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 green chilli, finely sliced


  • STEP 1

    Combine the yogurt and harissa, and set aside. To make the dressing, tip the maple syrup, white pepper, a large pinch of salt, the tahini, turmeric, clementine juice, half the lemon juice, the oil, 2 tbsp hot water, the garlic, ginger and cayenne into a small food processor and blitz until combined and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasoning with a little more lemon or salt, as needed.

  • STEP 2

    Toss all the slaw ingredients together in a large bowl. Season well, then drizzle with most of the dressing and toss again to coat. In another large bowl, combine the cooked rice, lentils and the herbs. Dress with the remaining lemon lemon juice, the olive oil and some seasoning. Scatter the za’atar over the leftover turkey. Divide the grain mixture between four serving bowls, and arrange the seasoned turkey, sliced avocado and slaw on top. Scatter over the pumpkin seeds and finish with a dollop of the harissa yogurt. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas, December 2020

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