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Spiced Turkey With Avocado-Grapefruit Relish

Spiced Turkey With Avocado-Grapefruit Relish
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This fresh-tasting citrus relish will perk up even the most jaded appetite, and it goes well with chicken, fish or pork. Serve it with a simple salad of Boston lettuce, scallions and cilantro and whole-wheat couscous.

Prep: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
  • large seedless grapefruit
  • 1/2 
    small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon
    red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon
    chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    five-spice powder, (see Note)
  • 1/8 teaspoon
  • turkey cutlets, (8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
  1. To prepare relish: Remove the peel and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife and discard. Cut the grapefruit segments from the surrounding membrane, letting them drop into a small bowl. Squeeze out remaining juice into the bowl and discard membrane. Add avocado, shallot, cilantro, vinegar and honey. Toss well to combine.
  2. To prepare turkey: Combine chili powder, five-spice powder and salt on a plate. Dredge turkey in the spice mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink in the middle, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the turkey with the avocado-grapefruit relish.



Note: Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 2 servings
  • Calories340
  • Fat16 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol45 mg
  • Carbohydrates23 g
    • Dietary fiber6 g
  • Protein31 g
  • Sodium317 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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