Asian ground turkey and cucumber salad

Asian ground turkey and cucumber salad

Sep 10 2019


15 mn

Serves 6

This dish takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes super delicious with rice or in lettuce cups! You can even make it ahead of time, it keeps nicely fro a few days in the fridge.


  • 1 lb of ground turkey (chicken or pork works great as well)
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce ( or tamari)
  • 4 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup
  • 3 persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint
  • 1-2 tsp of roasted peanuts
  • White rice, romaine lettuce for serving
  • 1 tbsp of avocado oil


Cook the turkey with 1 tbsp of avocado oil for a couple of minute. Toss with the garlic, chili flakes and 2 tbsp of the ginger ( keep the 1/2 remaining one for the salad). Remove form the heat and add half of the lime juice and half of the soy sauce, and leave it to rest.

Whisk the remaining lime juice and soy sauce, with the 1/2 tsp of ginger and maple syrup. Toss it with the cucumber and scallions, cilantro and mint. Spoon the cucumbers  on top of turkey and add some peanuts for extra crunch. Enjoy with a bowl of rice of in lettuce cups.

Latest comments

  • Sue / Oct 7 2020

    Made this tonight, delish fresh & bright dish. All the flavors blended well.
    Thank you

    • Virginie Degryse / Oct 10 2020

      I am so glad to hear that, so happy that you enjoyed it!! Thank you for letting me know :))

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