Garlic and Citrus Turkey with Mixed Greens

Ground turkey is a great, high-protein, low-fat alternative to ground beef and can be used in many dishes. However, it’s often lackluster when it comes to flavor (primarily because it IS so lean) and needs to be seasoned well and cooked properly to ensure a great outcome. This easy and delicious recipe for Garlic and Citrus Turkey is great for Lean and Green lunches, dinners and can be made as a salad or into wraps for an on-the-go version. This recipe serves 4.

citrus turkey salad


4 teaspoons Stacey Hawkins Roasted Garlic Oil (or oil of your choice and fresh chopped garlic)

1 C Scallion greens, thinly sliced

1 3/4 pounds lean ground turkey

1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Skinny Scampi Seasoning (or lemon, pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, salt & pepper)

8 cups mixed green lettuce

1 lemon, quartered into wedges for garnish


  1. Place oil in a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.
  2. Add 3/4 C scallions to the skillet and cook for one minute.
  3. Add ground turkey, sprinkle with seasoning and cook for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned and thoroughly cooked. Stir occasionally and break up any large pieces.
  4. Portion 2 cups of greens on to each plate.  Top with the turkey mixture and garnish with remaining scallions and fresh lemon slices if desired.  A spritz of fresh lemon over the greens and turkey combination make for a great “dressing” on the salad.

OPTIONAL:  Instead of placing the turkey on salad greens, you can also create wraps using blanched cabbage leaves, romaine leaves or green lettuce leaves.  Please measure and count accordingly.

Serves 4

Optavia Recipe / Lean and Green Recipe / 5 & 1 Food Counts for the Optavia & Medifast Program

1/4 of this recipe is 1 Lean Serving (turkey) 2 Green Servings (lettuce) 1.5 condiments (scallions and seasoning) and 1 healthy fat (oil)

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This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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