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Turkey and Bean Salad

by IBD Medical on October 13, 2023

Indulge in a delicious and nutritious meal with our Turkey and Bean Protein-Packed Salad. Designed to yield four servings, each portion of this satisfying dish is not only flavourful but also mindful of your nutritional needs. Packed with lean protein, vibrant vegetables, and a zesty dressing, this salad is a perfect way to repurpose leftover turkey into a refreshing and health-conscious meal.



  • Leftover cooked turkey, diced: about 1 cup (about 150g)
  • Canned beans (e.g., black beans, chickpeas), rinsed and drained: about 1 cup (about 200g)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved: about 1 cup (about 150g)
  • Cucumber, diced: about 1/2 cup (about 100g)
  • Red onion, thinly sliced: about 1/4 cup (about 40g)
  • Fresh herbs (e.g., cilantro, parsley): about 2 tablespoons (about 10g)
  • Olive oil: about 1 tablespoon (about 14g)
  • Lemon juice: about 2 tablespoons (about 30g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste: about 1/4 teaspoon each (about 1.5g each)


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced turkey, beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and fresh herbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create a dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavours meld together.
  • Serve chilled as a refreshing and protein-packed salad.
  • Remember to consult with your healthcare team or a registered dietitian to ensure that these recipes align with your individual dietary needs and diabetes management plan.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 250
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Sugars: 4g
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 200mg 

Please note that the nutrition information provided is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always a good idea to double-check the nutritional content of the specific brands and quantities you use.

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