Crispy Duck Salad | MEATER

Dazzle your guests with our Crispy Duck Salad – a culinary masterpiece that blends succulent duck with a vibrant medley of veggies, all prepared to perfection in a Traeger Smoker. Brace yourself for the “Wow, what’s your secret?” as your guests savor the symphony of textures and flavors. No impressive cooking skills needed either – it’s perfect for even beginners who want to show off their newfound skills. This recipe isn’t just a meal; it’s a show-stopping experience that’ll have everyone begging for your secret Crispy Duck Salad recipe!



  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes  
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Easy


  • Doneness: 135°F (57°C)
  • Smoker Temperature: 275°F (135°C)


  • 1 duck breast
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 whole orange supremes
  • ½ up red cabbage shredded
  • 3 scallions finely chopped
  • 2 small carrots, thinly sliced 
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup lightly salted cashews, crushed 
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves


  1. Start the creation of your delicious duck salad by preheating your Traeger or smoker’s temperature to 275°F (135°C) and allow it to preheat. 
  2. While waiting for your Traeger or smoker to preheat, score the skin of the duck, creating a 1/4-inch diamond pattern. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper. 
  3. Once you are ready to cook, insert the MEATER 2 Plus probe into the thickest part of the duck breast. Set your desired target temperature to 135°F (57°C) for a medium-rare texture in the MEATER App and begin your cook. Your duck is ready to be cooked to perfection!
  4. Next, place the seasoned duck breast on the Traeger or smoker’s grates. Close the lid and let them cook until the MEATER App notifies you to remove the duck breast.
  5. Once the duck has finished cooking, sear the duck breast skin side down in a cold pan, letting the heat increase until they turn golden and irresistibly crispy. So yummy!
  6. While the duck is sizzling away, prepare all of the fresh ingredients for the salad. Combine spinach, orange supremes, shredded red cabbage, chopped scallions, sliced carrots, bell peppers, crushed cashews, and fresh mint leaves in a delightful bowl.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, grated ginger, salt, and pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, creating a harmonious dressing that will elevate the entire dish.
  8. Once the duck reaches perfection, let it rest briefly before cutting into it. The MEATER App will alert you once your duck has finished resting. 
  9. After allowing it to rest, slice into the succulent duck breast and serve it alongside the vibrant salad. Drizzle the zesty dressing generously for an explosion of flavors! Enjoy! This recipe is sure to wow your guests and have them asking you for your secret Crispy Duck Salad recipe!
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