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Main Meals (Dinners)
2 peopleServes
2

To make a fresh cilantro lime dressing for this salad, combine the following in a food processor: the juice of 2 limes, ½ cup cilantro, 2 cups 1% cottage cheese, ¼ cup olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and 1 clove garlic. Blend well.

  • Olive oil spray, 2 x two-second spray(s), divided
  • Red bell pepper, cooked, 1 cup(s), chopped
  • Green bell pepper, 1 cup(s), chopped
  • Poblano pepper, 2 pepper(s), chopped
  • Paprika, 2 tsp(s)
  • Cumin, ground, 2 tsp(s)
  • Garlic powder, ½ tsp(s)
  • Onion powder, ½ tsp(s)
  • Salt, ½ tsp(s)
  • Chili powder, ¼ tsp(s)
  • Oregano, dried, ¼ tsp(s), leaves
  • Cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp(s)
  • Ground turkey, extremely lean, 6 oz(s), look for "ground turkey breast" or "fat free ground turkey"
  • Lime juice, 2 tsp(s)
  • Low sodium black beans, 1 cup(s), drained and rinsed
  • Cooked quinoa, ½ cup(s)
  • Romaine lettuce, 2 cup(s), shredded, or roughly chopped; use any kind of lettuce you like
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, 1 oz(s), shredded

Method

Gather and prepare the ingredients. Heat a medium sauté pan to medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray. Add the peppers and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes; set aside and keep warm. Mix the seasonings together and set aside.

Heat another medium sauté pan to medium-high heat. Once hot, spray the pan with cooking spray and brown the ground turkey. Add the seasoning mixture, ¼ cup water, and lime juice; cook until seasonings are well combined. Add the beans and quinoa and cook until warm.

Divide the lettuce into two bowls. Top with the sauteed peppers, the cheese, and the cooked turkey mixture. Serve with cilantro lime dressing.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 2 serves

Food Groups

V
Vegetables
2.4
F
Fruits
0
C
Carbohydrates
0.8
PD
Protein/Dairy
2.4
Ft
Fats
0.3
S
Sweets
0

Nutrition Facts

Calories417
Total Fat10.9 g
- Saturated Fat3.8 g
Cholesterol60.8 mg
Sodium912 mg
Total Carbohydrate47.6 g
- Dietary Fiber14.7 g
- Total Sugars8.4 g
-- Added Sugars0 g
Protein36.2 g

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