Thai turkey salad with cabbage, basil, and cashews

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

20-Minute Meal

Thai turkey salad with cabbage, basil, and cashews

Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 670 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

With its vibrant flavors, this paleo and gluten-free dinner (or lunch) in a bowl transports you to a street stall in Thailand.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket 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.
  • ΒΌ cup shredded coconut
  • 10 ounces ground turkey
  • Sun Basket lemongrass paste (lemongrass - EVOO - fresh garlic - fresh ginger - ground turmeric)
  • 1 organic lime
  • 2 or 3 organic radishes (about 2 ounces total)
  • 1 wedge organic Savoy or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh basil
  • Sun Basket Thai dressing base (coconut vinegar - maple syrup - fish sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons roasted cashews

Ingredient IQ

Sambal oelek is one of our favorite tools to add heat and flavor to a dish. Sambal is an Indonesian term for a sauce made from chiles, and oelek refers to the mortar and pestle traditionally used to make it. We recommend stirring in half for mild heat and the full quantity for medium.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 670, Protein: 33g (66% DV), Fiber: 6g (24% DV), Total Fat: 49g (75% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 25g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 13g (65% DV), Cholesterol: 105mg (35% DV), Sodium: 710mg (30% DV), Carbohydrates: 30g (10% DV), Total Sugars: 12g, Added Sugars: (maple syrup): 6g (12% DV).
Contains: Fish, Tree Nuts

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.


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.


Cook the turkey

  • Cut a small corner from the ground turkey packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
In the same pan used for the coconut, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the turkey, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the lemongrass paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
While the turkey cooks, prepare the remaining salad ingredients.


Prep the remaining salad ingredients

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


Make the dressing; toss the turkey 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, turkey, radishes, cabbage, basil, and cashews and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.



Transfer the salad to individual bowls and serve.

Kids Can!

  • Juice the lime.
  • Strip and tear the basil leaves.
  • Stir the dressing.
  • Toss the turkey salad.

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