Fruited Turkey and Spinach Salad

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Deli Turkey


1 c sugar

3/4 c cider vinegar

2 tbsp poppy seeds

3 tbsp sweet onions, minced

3-1/4 c mayonnaise

1 tsp ginger, fresh, peeled and grated

To Taste salt and black pepper

2-1/2 lbs fresh spinach, washed & dried thoroughly

3-3/4 lbs fresh strawberries, washed, dried, stemmed & qtered

3-3/4 lbs fresh honeydew, 1/2 inch cubes

2-1/2 lbs fresh pineapple chunks, 1/2 inch cubes

2-1/2 lbs fresh pink grapefruit, sectioned

3-3/4 lbs HONEY CURED TURKEY BREAST, cut into 1/8-" x 1/2" x 4" ribbons

2-1/2 c sliced almonds, toasted


For Ginger-Poppy seed Dressing: Blend sugar, vinegar, poppy seeds and onion together until sugar is dissolved. Whip in mayonnaise, ginger, salt and pepper. Cover and hold refrigerated until ready to use.

For each serving: Arrange 2 ounces of spinach on an entree plate. Place 3 ounces of strawberries, 3 ounces of melon, 2 ounces of pineapple, and 2 ounces of grapefruit around outside of plate. Arrange 3 ounces of turkey "ribbons" in center of the plate.

Just before serving, drizzle 1/4 cup ginger-poppyseed dressing over all (or dressing may be served on the side). Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of toasted almonds over turkey and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 600

Calories from Fat 340

Total Fat 39 g

% Daily Total Fat 60

Saturated Fat 4 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 23

Cholesterol 65 g

% Daily Cholesterol 22

Sodium 1280 mg

% Daily Sodium 53

Total Carbohydrates 45 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 15

Dietary Fiber 8 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 32

Sugars 33 g

Protein 25 g

% Daily Protein 110

% Daily Vitamin C 230

% Daily Calcium 15

% Daily Iron 25