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Gather Around the Grill with Canadian Turkey

Brazilian Style Grilled Turkey Breast with Salsa Verde

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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 6 people


  • Ingredients:

For turkey breast:

  • 1 X 3 lbs boneless skinless Canadian turkey breast
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For marinade:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried ground oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried ground coriander seeds
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup white wine or beer
  • 1 tbsp honey

For rub:

  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper

For Salsa Verde:

  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients to make the marinade. Pour marinade over the turkey breast in a non-reactive bowl (glass, ceramic or stainless steeand refrigerate for at least 1 hour up to overnight.
  • When ready to grill, remove the turkey breast from the marinade and wipe off any excess. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Combine all spices and herbs to make a rub. Rub generously all over the turkey breast. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill the turkey breast over medium heat, with the lid closed, 15-20 minutes per side, until cooked through and no longer pink and a digital thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165°Let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
  • For the salsa, combine all ingredients in a mini blender or chopper. Pulse until roughly chopped. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve sliced turkey immediately with salsa on the side.


TIP: For a make ahead tip, freeze the turkey breast in the marinade in a freezer safe bag or container. The marinade will keep the turkey meat juicy and moist. When ready to eat, just defrost and proceed from step 2.
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