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{5 ingredient} Grilled turkey and peach salad

Summer isn’t summer without stonefruit and barbecueing. So, when it came to entertaining a few friends recently, I had decided to combine my love of both peaches and grilling into a simple but delicious 5 ingredient salad.

Tossed together in no time, it’s the entertainer’s delight and proves that turkey is not just a Thanksgiving and Christmas bird. Ingham turkey, the brand I was prvoded with to use for this recipe, is available all year round. And what’s great about the breast steaks is that the meat is already sliced to a nice, even grilling thickness and, unlike chicken breast meat which can quickly dry out, it remains deliciously moist and sweet once cooked.

Now, I served the salad as a side dish, but this could just as easily make a satisfying main on a hot summer’s evening. Or a breezy addition to a traditional Aussie barbie on Australia Day next week. That’s my tip, alongside a few others from last year.

Serves 4-6

{Grilled 5 ingredient} Turkey and peach salad

Feel free to use a simple olive oil and lemon juice vinaigrette instead of the sweet chilli sauce if you prefer. Ingham fresh turkey breast steaks come already pre-sliced to an even thickness.

For the salad:

  • 400g Ingham Turkey breast steaks, pre-sliced to about 2cm thick
  • 4 peaches, ripe but with firm flesh
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, washed
  • 1 tbsp salt-reduced grill spice mix

To serve:

  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Preheat: barbecue // electric // stove top grill pan to medium hot.

To make the salad: cut turkey into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle over with the grilling spices. Cut peaches in halves, remove stone then cut the halves into quarters. Wash and dry lettuce leaves, shred or cut into manageable pieces. Arrange in a serving bowl.

Grill peach wedges for about 30 seconds on each side then remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Grill turkey pieces for about 2 minutes on each side, allowing them to rest under a lid or aluminum foil for a further 3 minutes before arranging in the serving bowl.

To serve: arrange lettuce in a serving bowl, spread grilled peach wedges and turkey meat evenly around and drizzle with some sweet chilli sauce or a simple lemon vinaigrette.

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19 comments

Timothy R January 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Wow! Great summer recipe and so simple too.

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Anne S January 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Such beautiful photos and I’m going to make this for Auatralia Day. Just need to find some of those steaks.

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Maureen January 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Wow.. the yank in me loves turkey and I haven’t had any since our big Thanksgiving dinner in Queensland. 🙂 This looks so yummy. I wouldn’t change a thing!

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Just A Smidgen January 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Oh, my, when I first read your post, I thought you were reminiscing (because we have snow, snow, snow) then I realized you really can grill!! Lucky you, perfectly grilled peaches too!

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Wholesome Cook January 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

You can grill them on the stove top or on an electric barbecue too – just as yummy, even if you used peaches in juice 🙂

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Bam's Kitchen January 21, 2012 at 12:46 am

You have to go and rub it in because you are in a warm and sunny climate….???? LOL I love grilled peaches and I bet with the thai sweet chili sauce it is nice.

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Bam's Kitchen January 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

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Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide January 21, 2012 at 4:35 am

Oh those peaches are making me jealous!

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Anna @ the shady pine January 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Perfect summer dish! The colour is so inviting and grilled peaches are divine!

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sara (Belly Rumbles) January 22, 2012 at 12:51 am

Lovely 5 ingredient combo and so perfect for summer. Now we just need the sun!

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Courtney January 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

I really need to come back and look at your recipes during our summer. You’re making me crave warmth and yummy grilled food!

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Lizzy (Good Things) January 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Love a nice peach salad!

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rsmacaalay January 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I love the flavour combination of this salad, though it has only 5 ingredients it covered everything from sweet, tangy, spicy and savoury

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Sissi January 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

This salad looks like a perfect illustration of Summer! Peaches are one of my favourites fruits and sometimes I wonder what I miss more fresh peaches or strawberries… Only a couple of months to wait!

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Jennifer (Delicieux) January 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

What a gorgeous summer salad!!! I’ve never had grilled peaches….I’ll have to change that now as they look fabulous.

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Bethany January 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Wow this looks amazing – I didn’t even know you could get Turkey Steaks. Perfect because they are so healthy!

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Kay aka Babygirl January 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The grilled turkey looks superb. And I wouldn’t be able to eat the peaches, because I’m allergic, but I can definitely substitute another fruit in this recipe. This looks wonderful

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Nami | Just One Cookbook January 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

The sweet chili sauce at the end is very tempting. I love that suff! It’s very easy to make and healthy. I love this main-dish like salad. Your post reminded me that I wanted to buy a beautiful blue plate like yours. Beautiful pictures as always!

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Phuoc'n Delicious January 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Oh man.. I really love fruits in my salads. I recently had a grilled peach with prosciutto, mozzarella and rocket salad and devoured it. I can imagine this would be awesome as well. Love it! Thanks for sharing, so simple and fresh!

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