Turkey Meatloaf topped with radish, apple salad
A healthier version of my childhood comfort food. Don't be fooled though because this isn't your typical dry turkey meatloaf. My secret ingredient of mushroom gives this meatloaf a great Unami flavor and keeps the turkey moist and juicy.
- 2 Lbs Lean white meat ground turkey
- 8 Oz Mushrooms I like to use baby portobello
- 1 Large Bell pepper
- 1 Small Red onion
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1/2 Cup Fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1/4 Cup Tamari or liquid aminos
- 1 Tbsp Fresh or dried thyme
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Black pepper
- 2 Tbsp Hot sauce
- 2 Eggs
Radish and Apple salad
- 4 French radishes
- 1 Honey crisp apple
- 1/2 Cup Micro greens or arugula
- 1 Cup Olive oil
- 1 Cup Apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp Honey
Preheat oven to 375
Dice mushrooms, onions, bell pepper, and garlic
Add small amount of oil (I use avocado oil) to sauté pan. Sauté mushrooms, onions and bell pepper for around 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and Tamari or liquid aminos and sauté for additional minute. Turn off heat and let cool.
For bread crumbs, you can use store bought, but I like to take a few fresh slices of wheat bread and pulse in food processor
In large bowl combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, hot sauce, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Also add sautéed mushroom, onion, garlic and pepper once cooled.
Combine all ingredients and form into a loaf on an oven safe pan. Season again with a salt and pepper
Bake at 375 for 60-75 mins. I like to broil for addition 5-10 mins to give outside a nice crust.
Radish and apple salad
Combine vinaigrette ingredients and shake well
Chop radishes and apples into 1/2" cubes.
Combine radishes, apples and arugula/micro-greens and top with a few tbsp of vinaigrette
Once meatloaf if cooked, remove and slice. Top with salad and serve with your favorite side. I recommend mashed cauliflower or quinoa.