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Shredded Five-Spice Turkey with Herb and Noodle Salad

Take your traditional turkey salad to extraordinary heights. This sweet-and-spicy salad is quick, tasty, and light (but you'd never know it).

 

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Turkey:
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms (about 2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups shredded cooked skinless dark-meat turkey (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce with garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salad:
  • 4 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli
  • 4 cups torn butter lettuce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

To prepare turkey, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and chopped onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add turkey and next 5 ingredients (through salt) to pan; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

To prepare dressing, combine 2 tablespoons vinegar and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

To prepare salad, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Combine lettuce and remaining ingredients except mint sprigs. Place about 2 cups lettuce mixture into each of 4 bowls. Top each with 1 cup noodles and 1 1/2 cups turkey mixture; drizzle each with 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 315
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 9.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Protein: 21.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.3g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 570mg
  • Calcium: 75mg
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