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Recipe Inspiration from Waitrose


Here at LaterLife we have compiled some recipes in association with Waitrose for you to enjoy at home.

Why not try something different using this Month's Health Food, Turkey

The recipes are divided into three courses, so you can take your pick, and easily prepare your own meal.

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Turkey Baguette with Cranberry Dressing

  • Preparation time:10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 freshly baked organic white baguette
  • 2 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 80g bag Waitrose Organic Wild Rocket
  • 200g Waitrose Hand Carved Organic Turkey, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Waitrose Wild Cranberry and Burgundy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed juice from an organic lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh organic tarragon, chopped


  1. Split the baguette lengthways but do not cut all the way through. Open out and brush both sides with olive oil.
  2. Pile in plenty of rocket then layer with the sliced turkey and trim to fit.
  3. Mix the cranberry sauce with the lemon juice, pepper and tarragon and spoon over the turkey.
  4. If there is room, add some more rocket. Cut the baguette in two and serve with Waitrose Organic Potato Crisps.

Cook's tips

If you don't intend eating the turkey on the day it is purchased, ask the sales assistant to cut it in one piece so that you can then carve just before serving. This will ensure that none of the flavour is lost.


Cut some of the turkey into cubes and toss with freshly boiled new potatoes. Serve on a bed of chicory and dress with Waitrose Wild Cranberry Sauce and freshly snipped chives.

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Warm turkey, spinach and pine nut salad

  • Preparation time:15 minutes plus 30 minutes marinating
  • Cooking time:10 minutes
  • Total time:55 minutes 55 minutes

Serves: 4


250g pack essential Waitrose British Turkey Breast Escalopes
1 tbsp olive oil
Grated zest and juice 1 lemon
1 tsp ground cumin
50g frozen peas
2 tbsp Heinz Salad Cream
100g bag baby spinach leaves
25g pine nuts, toasted
½ x 20g pack fresh dill, roughly chopped


1. Put the turkey in a shallow, non-metallic dish. Whisk together the oil,  lemon zest and juice, cumin and some seasoning then pour over the  turkey. Turn to coat in the mixture, cover and chill for 30 minutes.

2. Cook the peas in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, then drain and  refresh under cold running water. Set aside.

3. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the  turkey and its marinade and fry over a high heat for 2 –3 minutes  each side until cooked through, the juices run clear and there is  no pink meat. Using a fish slice, remove the turkey from the pan  and set aside. Stir the salad cream and 2 tbsp water into the  pan and warm through for a minute.

4. Slice the turkey into chunky strips and arrange on a serving platter with the spinach and peas. Drizzle over the salad cream dressing  and scatter over the toasted pine nuts and dill. Serve with warm flatbreads or pittas.

Cook’s tip

Try topping this lovely salad with a scattering of crunchy  Waitrose Black Pepper Ciabatta Croutons.


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A fresh and lively wine, combining lime and citrus characters with a hint of passion fruit. A marriage of Semillon with Sauvignon Blanc produces the perfect balancing act. Exclusive to Waitrose.

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