Jamie Oliver's Turkey Salad & Warm Clementine Dressing


If you're anything like me, you will have been drooling over Jamie Oliver's Christmas series on TV recently. I just love Jamie Oliver, who doesn't and his ability to get you in the mood to cook for Christmas... let's face it, cooking Christmas dinner for the family is a daunting task.

One of the recipes I love plays homage to our last edition of the Taste Files article, "Love Your Leftovers" - Turkey salad & warm clementine dressing - the perfect boxing day lunch!


2 banana shallots
olive oil
2 clementines
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
250 g leftover free-range turkey
100 g mixed nuts and seeds, such as hazelnuts, pistachios or pumpkin seeds
50 g dried cranberries
1 teaspoon runny honey
2 red chicory
75 g watercress
75 g rocket
2 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt
1 pomegranate


  1. For this recipe, you will need 250 g leftover free-range turkey.
  2. Peel and finely dice the shallots, then add to a small frying pan with a splash of olive oil and cook over a medium-low heat for around 5 minutes, or until golden and sticky.
  3. Finely grate in the zest from the clementines, then squeeze in the juice and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until reduced to a nice, syrupy consistency.
  4. Pour in the vinegar and 4 tablespoons of olive oil, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then reduce the heat to low and leave to simmer until needed.
  5. Heat a lug of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Shred and add the turkey (I use both the brown and white meat) and fry for around 5 minutes, or until crispy. Roughly bash the nuts and seeds in a pestle and mortar, then add to the pan with the cranberries and honey. Season and cook for a further couple of minutes, or until sticky and caramelised.
  6. Meanwhile, trim the nice tops off the chicory, leaving them whole, then trim and finely slice the base. Place the chicory leaves onto a serving platter with the watercress and rocket. Drizzle over the warm clementine dressing, pile the sticky, caramelised turkey on top and spoon over the yoghurt.
  7. Halve the pomegranate, then hold one half cut-side down in your hand and bash the back with a spoon so the seeds fall over the salad. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe was first published on www.jamieoliver.com, full credit for the image and recipe goes to Jamie Oliver.