Cajun Turkey Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing is a fresh and healthy recipe loaded with crunchy vegetables, tortilla strips, juicy Jennie-O turkey breast and a light Cajun spiced yogurt dressing bursting with flavor.
I am excited to be teaming up with Jennie-O to bring you today’s healthy recipe!
Cajun Turkey Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing
Do you ever go through phases where you aren’t necessarily eating the healthiest meals all the time and your body just starts to crave a salad? It isn’t often that I get to that point, but lately I have been eating mostly protein and struggling to get my vegetables in. I reached that point where I just NEEDED a big fresh salad full of healthy vegetables. This Cajun Turkey Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing was the perfect fix and full of such amazing spice and flavor! Let me tell you, it most definitely hit the spot.
I wasn’t feeling particularly ambitious, but I had one of these easy Oven Ready Cajun Bone-in Turkey Breasts in my freezer and decided to pop it in the oven on a Saturday afternoon. I knew it would make enough meat to use for a batch of this Spicy Turkey & Sweet Corn Soup, some sandwiches and this Cajun Turkey Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing. I love when you can make up a roast or turkey and get lots of different meals out of it for the week.
I am obsessed with Jennie-O’s line of Oven Ready turkeys because they are beyond easy to make. You can pop them right in the oven from frozen and they come with a convenient gravy packet that you just toss in a sauce pan with the turkey juices when the turkey is done cooking. It makes a thick and rich gravy in a matter of minutes and there is no guess work involved!
The leftover turkey, if there is any, makes for awesome meals like this Cajun Turkey Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing or Mini Buffalo Turkey Pizzas.
My brother was over visiting while I was pulling the turkey out of the oven and carving it up. He was eyeing up the carcass that I was terrible at carving which meant it had lots of meat left on it. I handed it to him with a fork and he went to town. He was loving how juicy the turkey came out along with the really good spice you get from the Cajun seasoning. The gravy I whipped up using the included gravy packet also had the same nice hint of Cajun spice from the turkey juices. You just need a side of potatoes and you have an amazing meal of comfort food!
Be warned that the skin of the Cajun turkey is seriously spicy and oh so good. If you are like my husband and shy away from spice, you might want to opt for the regular Jennie-O Oven Ready Bone-In Turkey Breast. Personally, I love the good amount of spice it adds to the meat!
- 8 c. chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 lb. Jennie-O Cajun Turkey Breast, cooked and sliced
- 2 c. cherry tomatoes
- 1 avocado, sliced
- ⅔ c. bell pepper, chopped
- ⅔ c. Green onion, sliced
- 1 c. seasoned tortilla strips
- ¼ c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 3 Tbsp. mayonaisse
- 1 tsp. cajun seasoning
- ½ lime juiced
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- In a 4 salad bowls, layer ¼th of the lettuce, turkey, tomatoes, avocado, bell pepper, green onion and tortilla strips.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until smooth.
- Serve the salads with the creamy yogurt dressing on the side.