Healthy Recipe: Cherry and Smoked Turkey Salad

By Laura Brooks
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Remember the old expression ‘life is a bowl of cherries’?  Well, eating cherries can also make for a healthy lifestyle. Cherries are a good source of potassium, a nutrient that may help to control blood pressure and reduce the risk for hypertension and stroke (source: Northwest Cherry Growers).  So dig in!  They’re in season until the end of August. 

Smoked turkey, tangy mango and tart cherries make this healthy recipe a mouth-watering summer salad extravaganza!

Makes 4 servings

12 ounces smoked turkey, sliced
2 cups Northwest fresh sweet cherries, pitted
1 mango,* pared and sliced
1 kiwi fruit, sliced
1 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
Spicy Dressing

Arrange turkey, cherries, mango and kiwi fruit on shredded Napa cabbage. Drizzle Spicy Dressing over salad.Spicy Dressing: Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 clove crushed garlic until hot but not smoking; cool and remove garlic. Add 2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon each honey and hot dry mustard** and ½ tsp each ground ginger and salt; mix well. Makes about 1/3 cup.

* One large nectarine may be substituted for mango.
**One tablespoon of your favorite mustard may be substituted.

For more healthy recipes check out the other delicious recipes listed on this blog or visit Green Mountain Healthy Living Recipe Favorites.

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