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Grilled Citrus Turkey Cutlet Spring Salad

  • 8 Servings
  • 4 hrs 10 mins Prep Time
  • 4 hrs 18 mins Total Time


For the Citrus Turkey Cutlets

  • 8 Turkey Breast Cutlets, about 6 oz. each
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. Diamond Crystal salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

For the Salad

  • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  • 5 oz. spring mix or field greens
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half

Serving Size 1 turkey cutlet and about 1 cup salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin D 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%
Potassium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • Step 1

    To prep the Citrus Turkey Cutlets, combine all ingredients except turkey in a food processor. Blend to a coarse puree.
  • Step 2

    Place turkey in a gallon freezer bag. Add marinade.
  • Step 3

    Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • Step 4

    To prepare the salad, make the vinaigrette. Combine the red wine vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Reserve.
  • Step 5

    Make the vinaigrette. Combine the red wine vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Reserve.
  • Step 6

    Remove the turkey cutlets from the marinade and grill over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side, or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached on a meat thermometer.
  • Step 7

    Toss the salad ingredients, including field greens, avocado, grape tomatoes, and red onion, with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat. Pile the salad in the center of plate.

Grilled Turkey Cutlet FAQs

Turkey cutlets are thin slices of meat (about half an inch thick) cut from the turkey breast. Since cutlets are thin and contain minimal fat, they don’t need to be grilled for more than four minutes per side. Grilling them for any longer could cause the turkey to taste dry.

Grilled turkey cutlets are safe to eat when they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. However, since turkey cutlets are thin, you may have trouble getting an accurate reading with a meat thermometer.

If you can’t use a thermometer to check your cutlet’s internal temperature, cut it open to check its doneness. The turkey cutlet is ready to eat if its center is no longer pink. If it’s still pink in the middle after grilling for four minutes on each side, place the cutlet back on the grill for a few more minutes.

If you do not own a grill, you can bake turkey cutlets in an oven. How long it will take to bake the cutlets will depend on the thickness of the cutlet and the temperature of your oven. A half-inch cutlet should cook within ten minutes (five minutes on each side) if the oven temperature is 375°F.

A fully cooked turkey cutlet will have an internal temperature of 165°F and will not be pink on the inside. To help retain moisture and add flavor, marinate the turkey for at least four hours before baking it.

You can also cover the cutlets with aluminum foil to trap moisture and steam as they cook. Take the foil off during the last few minutes to help them develop a seared exterior.

Our turkey cutlets deliver approximately 110 calories per serving and are 98% fat-free. With 25 grams of protein per serving, our turkey cutlets make an excellent choice for your next meal.

However, note that the seasonings you use and other foods served with turkey cutlets can increase your calorie and fat intake. For example, frying or baking turkey cutlets in oil, butter, or another fat will increase the fat and calorie content.

Over salting turkey cutlets or adding seasonings high in sodium can increase the sodium content.

If you want to limit your fat, calorie, and sodium intake from turkey cutlets, cook with a little olive oil and low sodium seasonings. Since our turkey breast cutlets come pre-seasoned with salt and turkey broth, you don’t have to do much to enhance the flavor.

Eat more wholesome meals by trying these turkey salad recipes:

  • Tuscan Kale Salad with Turkey: Kale is a superfood packed with fiber, iron, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, and other nutrients. This kale salad recipe creates a flavor bomb by adding prosciutto, grapes, turkey, pistachios, and other ingredients. You can make the entire meal from scratch within 20 minutes.
  • Santa Fe Turkey Fajita Salad: The combination of tortilla strips, guacamole, pico de gallo, and fajita-seasoned turkey cutlets guarantees this salad will be a party on your tongue. Despite containing several ingredients, the salad is easy to make, requiring only 30 minutes to complete.
  • Sriracha Honey Lime Turkey Salad Tartine: This salad consists of arugula, cucumber and honey and lime-roasted turkey on grilled bread. The bright and savory dish is great for picnics and other outdoor occasions.
  • Turkey Salad Croissant Sandwiches: Combining turkey cutlets, chopped cashews, and a salad in a croissant delivers a crunchy delight packed with flavor. The recipe requires about 90 minutes to make, but it’s worth the effort because you will make enough for 12 delicious servings.
  • Air-fried Parmesan Garlic Turkey Meatballs with Orzo Citrus Salad: Air frying is one of the healthiest ways to cook turkey because it requires minimal oil. With our Parmesan Garlic Turkey Meatballs, you can bring this recipe to life within 35 minutes and have enough for four to six servings.

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