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Grilled Turkey with Watermelon & Herb Salad

Total Time
58 min
20 min
8 min
Looking for a nice alternative to grilled chicken? These turkey cutlets marinates in the zesty flavor of a lime, oil and cumin for just 30 minutes. For a more elegant look, you can use a melon baller instead of watermelon cubes to make this delicious salad. The feta, shallots and watermelon offer the perfect mixture of savory and sweet in the salad. For a change from feta, give ricotta salata a try. It’s salted, pressed, and aged and has the same salty flavor as feta. Unlike feta, ricotta salata is not aged in brine, so it has a drier texture.


Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Uncooked turkey breast cutlets

20 oz, 4 (5-ounce) cutlets

Lime zest

2 tsp, grated

Fresh lime juice

5 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Fresh watermelon

3 cup(s), 1/2 inch cubes, seedless

Fresh mint leaves

1 cup(s), loosely packed, torn


1 cup(s), loosely packed

Fresh parsley

½ cup(s), loosely packed

Uncooked shallot(s)

1 item(s), thinly sliced

Crumbled feta cheese

¼ cup(s)


  1. 1 Place turkey, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon oil, and the cumin in large zip-close plastic bag. Squeeze out air and seal bag; turn to coat turkey. Refrigerate, turning bag occasionally, at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, to make dressing, whisk together remaining 1 teaspoon lime zest, remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Set aside.
  3. 3 Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Preheat grill to medium-high or prepare medium-high fire. Remove turkey from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle turkey with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Place turkey on grill rack and grill, turning once, until turkey is cooked through, 6–8 minutes.
  4. 4 Add watermelon, mint, cilantro, parsley, and shallot to dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle salad with feta and serve with turkey.
  5. Serving size: 1 turkey cutlet and 1 cup salad