Combined with cucumber and yogurt dressing, this warm salad is a hearty side dish—perfect for a lovely meal. Lightly roasting (broiling) the walnuts in this recipe doubles the nutty flavor without adding fat.
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- 2 sweet potatoes, cut into bit-sized cubes
- 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
- 1 cup / 100 g green beans cut to 2 inches / 5 cm long
- 1 bunch lettuce, torn
- 3 oz. / 90 g all-natural uncured turkey or organic vegan sausage, diced
- 1 cup / 240 ml plain organic vegan or Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. / 8½ g chopped olives
- ½ cup / 66 g cucumber, chopped
- ½ cup / 60 g walnuts, coarsely chopped
- In a two-quart pan with a steamer, steam the sweet potatoes for approximately 15 minutes until tender.
- Remove from pan, and steam the green beans in untl tender, about 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes with the green beans, onions, and turkey sausage.
- In a smaller bowl; combine the yogurt with cucumber and olives to make the salad dressing.
- Add the lettuce to the salad mixture just before serving.
- Pour some dressing, sprinkle the walnuts and serve.
Serving Size: 1 cup / 240 g
Exchanges per Serving: 1 Carb, 1 Protein, 1 Fat
I keep kosher, so can’t have yogurt and turkey. Any suggestions for a non-dairy dressing
Hi, debcargo. Tahina would be great here. If you don’t like that, Tnuva recently came out with a fantastic soy product in a yogurt cup that they advertise as a white cheese alternative (https://www.foodis.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tnuva-levana-soya-2_papa-razi-678×381.jpg). The plain one is excellent for sauces, and the ingredients aren’t too bad.
Hi, ssidancer. Some brands of turkey sausage are pre-cooked. We will add this to the ingredients list – thanks for the heads up.
what kind of turkey sausage doesn’t need cooking? I see no cooking of the turkey in this recipe.
and sour cream is not good, greek yogurt way better !
Hi, Diane. Noted and modified. Thanks 🙂
I love the fact that most of the ingredients are either organic or grass fed — very healthy — however, cooking food in a microwave is very unhealthy. It not only changes the molecular value of the food, it gives off radiation.
Hi, Wildwood. Any nut will do, or you can leave it out.
I am not a fan of walnuts, is there any “nut” substitute or should I just leave that ingredient out altogether?
Hi, Tews. Yes, the turkey sausage in this recipe is pre-cooked.
Is the turkey in this recipe pre-cooked? Re: dressing- note; combine the yogurt with cucumber & olives to make the dressing – see just above comments + it states: one bunch of lettuce, torn.
This may be obvious but do you make the cucumber and yogurt dressing and if so how.
I meant to say, the recipe in the download cook book is missing the lettuce but it is easy to figure it out, especially as lettuce is free, anyway.
I really enjoyed this, but I did use a bit more sausage (cooked an organic chicken sausage and chopped it) than allowed if this is divided into 8 servings. I modified for two and cooked the onions lightly.