Salad of Smoked Turkey and Fusilli



10 Small anchovies, cleaned

1 tsp garlic, minced

1 Medium shallot, minced

1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice

3/4 c olive oil

To Taste salt and pepper

2 c teardrop tomatoes

1 Large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices

4 tbsp canola oil

2 Medium zucchini, sliced crosswise in 1/4-inch slices

2 8-10 oz TURKEY TENDERLOINS, lbed to an even thickness

8 oz fusilli pasta, cooked

3 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese

3 c baby arugula leaves, washed and well chilled

As needed freshly grated Parmesan cheese



Puree anchovies, garlic, shallot, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Grilled Vegetables

Preheat charcoal grill. Wrap tomatoes in foil and place on grill for 10-15 minutes or until tomatoes begin to pop open. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Rub onion slices with 2 tablespoons canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on hot grill and cook for 5-8 minutes until onion slices are tender.

Place zucchini slices directly on a lightly oiled grill rack and cook for 3-4 minutes until zucchini is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cool all vegetables to room temperature.


Season turkey with salt and pepper. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons canola oil.

Place dry hickory chips over the hot coals on the grill. When the dry chips begin to ignite, add wet chips over the coals.

Place tenderloins on grill and lower grill cover. Smoke over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Turn, cover grill again and continue to cook about 6-7 more minutes or until the internal temperature of the turkey registers 170 degrees F.

Remove turkey from grill, cool slightly and slice into thin strips.

Combine Ingredients

In a large bowl, toss cooked fusilli with vinaigrette, turkey strips, grilled vegetables and Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Arrange chilled arugula in center of each plate. Spoon warm turkey/pasta mixture over arugula.

Garnish with additional Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 890

Calories from Fat 580

Total Fat 65 g

% Daily Total Fat 100

Saturated Fat 11 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 55

Cholesterol 110 g

% Daily Cholesterol 37

Sodium 1360 mg

% Daily Sodium 67

Total Carbohydrates 30 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 10

Dietary Fiber 4 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 16

Sugars 7 g

Protein 47 g

% Daily Protein 25

% Daily Vitamin C 80

% Daily Calcium 35

% Daily Iron 25