Turkey Vatapá

Number of Servings: 6 (374 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 35 min.
Turkey Vatapa

Vatapá is an Afro-Brazilian stew that’s typically made with shrimp or other seafood. This variation uses turkey in place of the seafood, but keeps the rich coconut and spices, helping to keep the sodium in the dish lower.


  • 1 tsp. peanut oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced, peeled, fresh ginger
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (28 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (12 oz.) can light beer
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts
  • 3 cups chopped cooked skinless turkey
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • Cilantro sprigs


  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent (5-8 minutes). Add ginger and jalapeño and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
  2. Stir in water, tomatoes, and beer. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer (20 minutes).
  3. Grind peanuts finely using a spice or coffee grinder or blender.
  4. Add ground peanuts, turkey, and coconut milk to pan, stirring to combine. Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until turkey is heated through (5 minutes).
  5. Stir in parsley, cilantro, juice, salt, and pepper. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 374 g

Amount per serving
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 73mg 25%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 0%
Calcium 87.3mg 6%
Iron 1.6mg 10%
Potassium 605mg 15%
Vitamin A 128.1mcg 15%
Vitamin C 26.8mg 30%
Vitamin E 0.6mg 6%
Vitamin K 87mcg 70%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 16.6mg 110%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 29.5mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 0.5mcg 0%
Chloride 3.3mg 0%
Pantothenate 1mg 20%
Phosphorus 248.9mg 20%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 49mg 10%
Zinc 1.9mg 20%
Selenium 28.5mcg 50%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.8mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Less Than 2% Of: Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Turkey, Light Beer, Water, Lite Coconut Milk (water, Coconut Milk, Guar Gum), Onion, Dry Roasted Peanuts, Parsley, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Pepper, Garlic, Cilantro, Ginger, Peanut Oil, Salt, Black Pepper.

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