Smokey Salad

Okay, I know I don’t have a photo of this, I ate half of it by the time I realized that I did not take any photos, BUT I promise you that it is soooo flipping delicious. 

The ingredients are;

  • Smoked Turkey
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes 
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots 
  • Red cabbage

Method;

  • Okay first, wash and prepare your vegetables/fruits. I use actual smoked turkey rather than the slices, as I personally feel like it gives more of a smokey flavour and taste to the salad, but if you want to use the sliced version you get in the supermarket, then feel free to do so.
  • Next, if you have the sliced smoked turkey then all you would need to do is shape and cut it, etc. However, if you have actual smoked turkey, what you would need to do is take the skin off and chop up to little cubes. What I have found is that when you’ve taken the skin off the turkey, there is little meat left, so, if you really want a lot of protein in your meal, then I suggest that you buy more smoked turkey than you think you would need. 
  • After you’ve done that, add all the ingredients together.
  • And for the easy part, tuck in. 

What I love the most about this meal is how quick, easy and fabulously delicious it is. You get the salty, smokiness of the turkey, and then the sharp sweetness of the roasted peppers and tomatoes. I could go on about it for hours, but I will just let you try it for yourselves. 

Health benefits;

  • Smoked turkey= Turkey is naturally low in fat, however, what you have to be wary of with smoked turkey is the amount of sodium in it, so, only small quantities, or if you have a big portion of the salad, drink a lot of water afterwards in order to reduce the risk of water retention and bloating.
  • Red peppers= These are very high in vitamin C, so in this dreadful weather, eating some red bell peppers could help to strengthen your immunity.
  • Cherry tomatoes= Tomatoes are very high in vitamin A, which means that they would help your eye health.
  • Lettuce= this has a very high water content and also has a slight sweet taste, so they would help to keep you hydrated.
  • Carrots= Also very high in vitamin A, and stereotypically, they help with your vision 
  • Red cabbage= this is high in fiber, so it will keep you fuller for longer.

 

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