Thai turkey salad with cabbage, basil, and cashews

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Thai turkey salad with cabbage, basil, and cashews

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Thai turkey salad with cabbage, basil, and cashews

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Carb-Conscious, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 580 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

This Thai salad is one tasty treat with a capital T. It’s got everything: your choice of protein with toasted coconut, aromatic Thai basil, crunchy red radishes, and citrusy lemongrass paste.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 3 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • Your choice of protein
  • Sunbasket lemongrass paste (lemongrass - extra virgin olive oil - garlic - ginger - turmeric)
  • 1 organic lime
  • 1 wedge organic Savoy or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 or 2 organic radishes (about 2 ounces total)
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh Thai basil
  • Sunbasket Thai dressing base (rice vinegar - maple syrup - fish sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons dry-roasted cashews

Nutrition per serving

Calories 580, Total Fat 43g (55% DV), Sat. Fat 12g (60% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 75mg (25% DV), Sodium 690mg (30% DV), Total Carb. 27g (10% DV), Fiber 8g (29% DV), Total Sugars 11g (Incl. 6g Added Sugars, 12% DV), Protein 28g
Contains: Fish (anchovy), Tree Nuts (coconut, cashew)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Toast the coconut

In a dry large frying pan over medium heat, toast the coconut, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the coconut to a plate to cool. Wipe out the pan. 


Prep your protein

  • Ground meat: Cut a small corner from the ground meat packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Shrimp: Rinse and drain the shrimp. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate.


Cook your protein

In the same pan used for the coconut, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add your protein and cook, stirring and breaking up the ground meat if using, until the protein is browned and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes for regular shrimp, 4 to 6 minutes for jumbo shrimp, and 5 to 7 minutes for ground meat.

Stir in the lemongrass paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. While your protein is cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients.


Prep the remaining ingredients

  • Juice the lime.
  • Cut away any core from the cabbage; thinly slice the cabbage. 
  • Cut the radishes in half, then cut the halves into thin half-moons. 
  • Strip the basil leaves from the stems; tear any larger leaves, keeping smaller ones whole.


Make the dressing; assemble the salad

In a large bowl, stir together the Thai dressing base, lime juice, 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil, and as much sambal oelek as you like. Season to taste with salt. Add the coconut, your protein, cabbage, radishes, basil, and cashews and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the salad to individual bowls and serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Time the cooking.
  • Juice the lime.
  • Strip and tear the basil leaves.
  • Measure the oil for the dressing.
  • Add the coconut, vegetables, and cashews to the salad bowl.