Grilled potatoes in a salad?
I know a lot of you would not do that. I know that a lot of people are anti-carbohydrate. We, on the other hand, are very pro-balanced diet.
We eat carbs. And protein. And fat. And ice cream.
You can, of course, do the potatoes and turkey either in a skillet or on the barbecue grill. Chicken breasts will work in place of the turkey. Use a mix of greens if you can – it’s more interesting and healthier.
We’re eating a lot of salads these days, both for lunch and dinner. Now that I think about it, there’s no reason not to have one for breakfast – other than I would have to get up earlier to pick the lettuce.
As usual, I planted way too much lettuce…..
Salad with Potatoes, Turkey and Avocado
Total time: 30 minutes
- 10oz (300gr) turkey cutlets
- 2 tbs Teriyaki marinade or sauce
- 2 medium potatoes, (10oz, 300gr), cut into bite-size chunks
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 avocado, pitted, removed from shell, sliced
- lettuce for 2 main meal salads, prepared
- Mustard Vinaigrette:
- 2 tbs whole grain mustard
- 2 tbs Greek or plain yogurt
- 1 tbs sherry vinegar
- 1/2 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs salad olive oil
- Coat potatoes with the olive oil.
- Either cook in a pan on the barbecue if you are using, or sauté in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat until done and lightly browned, 20 – 25 minutes.
- Put turkey on a plate and spoon Teriyaki marinade over both sides.
- Cook on barbecue grill for 4 – 6 minutes per side (depending on thickness) or sauté in nonstick skillet for the same amount of time.
- Remove and slice into strips.
- Put all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Put lettuce into a large salad bowl.
- Add half of the vinaigrette and toss well to coat.
- Divide and arrange on 2 plates.
- Divide and arrange potatoes, turkey and avocado.
- Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette and serve.
While I’m on the subject of carbs and protein…. Can anyone tell me why so many things proudly proclaim that they contain ‘added protein’ or are ‘high in protein’? There are protein drinks and protein smoothies and even breakfast cereals brag about having lots of protein. The recommendation for protein is around 50 grams per day, which most people get in one meal.
I recently had reason to determine my own protein intake and I was shocked to discover it was regularly 90 – 100 grams per day. And that was with only one serving of meat or fish a day.
So why does everyone think they need to add protein to their diet?
Inquiring minds want to know…..
On another subject spring always makes me feel like I’m living in a Jane Austen novel – changing my clothes a dozen times a day….
It’s cool when I get up so I put on my work-out sweats and walk the dogs. After breakfast I go outside to work in the garden.
Once the sun gets a bit warm, so do I. I change into shorts and a t-shirt for the rest of the gardening.
After exercising I shower and put on clean shorts and t-shirt.
The sun sets, it gets cool and I’m back looking for sweats again.
That’s all on a day I don’t leave the house. On Tuesday, I also change into proper clothes to go to class in the morning, come home, follow the above routine until early evening when I change back into proper clothes to go to my conversation group.
No wonder it seems like I can’t get anything done in a day!