Turkey & Chickpea Salad

Turkey marinates in a purée of fruit and spices that produce bright, sweet flavors when cooked. Mix with chickpeas, fruit and pico de gallo to enjoy a dish that works as a refreshing salad or chip-ready dip.

Serves: 4Prep: 2 hours 30 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 pounds turkey breast, diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 large garlic cloves
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1⁄2 cup pico de gallo
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) tortilla chips


  • In a blender, purée pineapple, ground cumin, garlic cloves, lime juice and salt until thick paste forms. Mix together turkey and half the purée. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Before cooking, mix remaining purée into meat.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook meat until browned, 6 to 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, chickpeas, pineapple, pico de gallo and cilantro.
  • To serve, season with salt and pepper; pair with tortilla chips.