Turkey, Barley & Mushroom Salad; road signs

Salad season is in full swing chez nous.

We’ve been eating them for lunch and dinner, as fast as we can.

It’s not fast enough.

The lettuce is winning this race.

But we’re thoroughly enjoying the contest.

Because mon mari is a T1 diabetic he needs a certain amount of carbs with each meal. I try to incorporate them into the salad (he could always have bread.). Feel free to skip that part.

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Turkey, Barley & Mushroom Salad

This is a full meal salad, with south Asian  flavors.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 10oz (300gr) turkey cutlets, cut into strips
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4oz (125gr)  mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
  • 1 small – medium zucchini (courgette), quartered lengthwise, then sliced
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbs teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • lettuce for 2 large salads
  • Peanut Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 2 tbs sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbs salad olive oil


  • Cook barley in chicken broth until tender.
  • Uncover and allow to cool until needed.
  • Heat 3 tsp oil in a large skillet.
  • Add onion, mushrooms and stir-fry until onion is just tender.
  • Add garlic, zucchini, and stir-fry until zucchini just starts to soften.
  • Add 1 tbs teriyaki sauce and stir well to combine.
  • Remove to a plate.
  • Add remaining 1 tsp oil and turkey to skillet.
  • Stir-fry until turkey is cooked through, 4 – 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining 1 tbs teriyaki sauce, stir to combine and remove from heat.
  • Prepare lettuce and put into large salad bowl.
  • Add vinaigrette and toss well to combine.
  • Add barley, vegetables and turkey, toss gently and serve.
  • Peanut Vinaigrette:
  • Whisk all ingredients well


I use quick-cooking barley which is done in just 15 minutes. You could also use rice – or skip it.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 717
  • Sugar: 9.9 g
  • Sodium: 1029.6 mg
  • Fat: 35.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.4 g
  • Fiber: 12.2 g
  • Protein: 47.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 83.7 mg

Keywords: salad, main course salad, turkey, mushrooms, barley

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I love the white lines, speed warning signs, and km markers that are on the canal bike paths.

There are also road signs:

canal signs

It’s important to know how far one has to ride to buy wine in Bordeaux (168 km) or go zip-lining in Mont de Marsan (96 km) or buy armagnac in Condom (42 km).

This busy (?) crossroads is at the double locks that is usually the end of our ride:

We haven’t explored any of those routes. Chance are they are on busy roads with cars and through small villages.

We prefer the quiet, shady canal path:

Especially when it’s supposed to hit 38C (100F) or even 39C (102F) over the next few days.

5 thoughts on “Turkey, Barley & Mushroom Salad; road signs”

  1. They’re saying only 88 today but I’m watching a rather large thunderstorm approaching on radar and the thunder is getting louder as I type. My lightning tracker has been going off like mad as well, so this should be good. We’ll see.

    I think I would definitely prefer the quiet path as well if I still rode a bike. I was never one for busy roads when I did ride. It’s a little disconcerting for me to have a 3,000 pound car barreling down on me from behind. I still don’t understand why the law says one rides a bike With the traffic but walks Against it. Seems to me for all involved, riding against it would make more sense, but that’s me. What do I know?

    That salad looks lovely! Wonder how it would be on bib lettuce. I just bought some very fresh, very delicious bib lettuce from a local grower…

    • The hubs is happy to ride anywhere and totally ignores traffic…. makes me a nervous wreck watching him. I prefer no traffic.
      It’s better here than in the U.S. I remember riding in the U.S. and having cars ignore me. Here they will actually wait to pass until it’s clear to go into the other lane. Well…. most of them wait. There are always the tourists….
      Love bib lettuce,… don’t see it here. And butter crunch I used to grow in the U.S.

      • No traffic is my friend as well. But my experience with cars on smaller roads in France was relatively pleasant. They actually pay attention to bicycle riders. We even had a big rig logging truck hang back behind us as we descended a windy hill where it was unsafe for us to pull over. When a shoulder appeared and it was finally safe, we pulled over to let the truck go by and the driver happily waved to us, calling out “Chapeaux!”

        Here, in Canada, is a completely different story. Even on minor side roads and neighbourhood streets, many car drivers will approach from behind, usually over the speed limit, to tailgate and/or honk. Naturally, they are tax payers and they have no time to lose, not to mention that the roads have clearly been built for their four-wheeled motorized MUCH more expensive vehicles. {stomp}

  2. Those road signs are wonderful! Are the little bicycles on them to indicate that they have bicycle lanes, or is it just to say that bicycles are allowed?

    38C is TOO hot to ride very far. Although it might be okay on the canal path. That looks so beautiful!

    • 35C is my upper limit, even on the canal. The bicycles indicate that it is part of an official bike path. Like the walking paths they are all over France and well-marked. But I think more of the bike paths tend to be on small roads, unlike the walking paths which go over fields and through woods. Bike paths must be paved, after all.
      This is France – bikes are allowed everywhere except the motorways lol

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