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Rainbow Salad

This recipe comes just in time for National Nutrition Month from registered dietitian Peggy Karody’s new cookbook, Little Hands in the Kitchen. Can you say yum?!  

Plastic knife
Plastic bag
Food processor or blender
Large skillet

1 package boneless turkey breast tenderloins (approximately 1 pound)
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon lime peel — grated
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Canola oil

Dipping sauce:
1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
1 lime, juiced (approximately 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons honey, or less to taste
1 teaspoon lime peel, grated

1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
½ medium cantaloupe, cut into cubes
1 cup baby carrots
4 celery stalks, 3″ sticks
½ cup broccoli florets

Servings: 4


1) Using a microplane grater, grate all the peel from the lime, set aside.

2) In food processor bowl with metal blade or in blender container, combine all dressing ingredients. Cover; process until smooth, then set aside.

3) In a plastic bag, combine flour, 1 teaspoon lime peel, salt and pepper. Cut turkey breast tenderloins crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Coat turkey with flour mixture. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until oil sizzles, about 1 minute. Add turkey. Cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

4) Arrange salad greens on large platter or 4 individual plates. Top with turkey, strawberries, cantaloupe, carrots, and celery. If desired garnish with lime slices. Serve with dressing.

NOTE: Use any fresh fruit or veggie that is in season. You may be surprised, but a fresh broccoli floret tastes great with the strawberry dip.

What’s your favorite way to eat fruit?

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