Piri Piri Turkey Salad

This summery piri piri turkey salad is great for quick midweek meal or a casual alfresco dinner with friends. Ready-made piri piri sauce is easy to get hold of makes a delicious marinade with a nice kick. Marinade the turkey overnight to get ahead.

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The great thing about this turkey salad is that it’s nice and light, but you do actually feel full once you have eaten it. Each portion contains a decent amount of meat, and the seared cherry tomatoes and chargrilled peppers compliment the turkey a treat.

I really like fresh turkey. It's low in fat, high in protein, packed with vitamins and great value for money. It’s not bland and boring – add the right flavours and you’ll have a tasty and healthy meal.

Piri Piri Turkey Salad

  • Time:  10 mins preparation + 10 mins cooking roughly

  • Cost:  £1.90 per serving

  • Calories:  240 per serving (without dressing)

  • Serves:  4


  • 425g fresh turkey breast, or thigh, cut into strips

  • 2 tbsp medium piri piri sauce (or to taste)

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil for frying

  • 300g cherry tomatoes

  • 1 red & 1 yellow pepper sliced into strips

  • 125g mixed salad leaves

  • 100g mixed olives

  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes from a jar, sliced into strips (optional)

  • Olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper to serve


  1. Mix the piri piri sauce into the diced turkey. This step can be prepared the night before to enhance the flavour of the meat.

  2. Heat the oil in a griddle pan or frying pan over a high heat. Cook the turkey for 1 – 2 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.

  3. Put the turkey to one side and cook the pepper strips as the turkey, so they are seared and slightly brown, but still with some bite.

  4. Put the peppers to one side and sear the cherry tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, shaking the pan a few times to ensure they do not stick. Don’t let them loose their shape or get too mushy.

  5. Distribute the lettuce leaves, cooked turkey, peppers, tomatoes and olives evenly into four bowls or plates. Top with finely sliced sun-dried tomatoes and dress with a little olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and salt & pepper to taste.

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