Fresh and Flavorful Grilled Tandoori Turkey Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

Last updated on June 2, 2024

Grilled Tandoori Turkey Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing is a zesty, flavorful mix of marinated grilled turkey, fresh veggies, and a smooth, spicy dressing that’ll make your taste buds dance.

Hold onto your taste buds, because we’re about to embark on a flavor-packed journey with Grilled Tandoori Turkey Salad topped with an irresistibly creamy curry dressing! Bold spices meet succulent turkey in a dish that’s as colorful as a Bollywood dance number. Ready to impress even your snootiest foodie friends? Keep reading and let’s get grilling, chopping, and dressing like we mean it!

Grilled Tandoori Turkey Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

grilled tandoori turkey salad with creamy curry dressing

This Grilled Tandoori Turkey Salad is a flavor explosion hidden in a healthy disguise. The turkey is marinated in tandoori spices and then grilled to perfection. Pair it with a vibrant mix of veggies and a creamy curry dressing to make your taste buds do a happy dance. Expect fireworks of flavors and a surprising twist of freshness in every bite.

  • Cooking method: Grilling
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Marinating time: 1 hour
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Cuisine type: Indian Fusion


  • 1 pound turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori masala
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (for dressing)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup Greek yogurt, tandoori masala, garlic powder, ginger powder, and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. This is your turkey marinade.
  2. Add turkey slices to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates to prevent sticking. (Ever tried wrestling with turkey stuck to a grill? It’s not fun.)
  4. Grill the marinated turkey slices for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. They should have lovely grill marks and a slight char.
  5. While the turkey is grilling, mix the dressing: Combine 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, curry powder, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until well-mixed and creamy.
  6. In a large serving bowl, toss salad greens, cucumber, red onion, and cherry tomatoes.
  7. Once the turkey is grilled, let it rest for a few minutes. Slice into strips.
  8. Gently arrange the turkey strips atop the salad. Drizzle with the creamy curry dressing.
  9. Serve immediately and watch your friends and family fight over the last bites!


  • Alternative ingredients: Substitute chicken breast for turkey if desired.
  • Garnishing options: Top with fresh cilantro, chopped nuts, or pomegranate seeds for extra pizzazz.
  • Cooking tip: Don’t skip the marinating time—it’s the secret handshake of flavor infusion.
  • Pro tip: Double the creamy curry dressing recipe and use it as a dip for veggies or spread for sandwiches. Your taste buds will thank you.

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