An Easy Weeknight Dinner Salad
Busy fall schedules may leave you with little time to prepare a homemade dinner, but before you grab something on the run, try this easy salad recipe. This delicious, healthy turkey salad features the freshest ingredients, and it can also be prepared in 15 minutes or less.
California Turkey Salad With Fresh Tomato-Lime Dressing (Phase 1)
For this salad you will need to buy one or two large pieces (not sliced) of smoked turkey from the deli so you can cut it into cubes. Smoked turkey can be quite high in sodium, so if you are concerned about your salt intake, use regular roast turkey (or even crabmeat) instead.
Makes 4 servings
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
5 plum tomatoes (1 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 head romaine lettuce, thinly sliced crosswise (8 cups)
3/4 pound lower-sodium smoked turkey, in one piece, cut into 1/2" cubes
4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 avocado, diced
Cut 2 of the plum tomatoes into thin wedges and set aside.
Quarter the remaining 3 tomatoes and place in a food processor along with the lime juice and oil. Process to a smooth puree. Season with salt to taste.
Divide the lettuce among 4 plates. For each salad, drizzle the lettuce with 1 tablespoon of the pureed dressing and top with one-fourth each of the turkey, mozzarella, avocado, and tomato wedges. Drizzle each salad again with 1 tablespoon dressing and serve.
19 g fat (5 g sat)
11 g carbohydrate
29 g protein
5 g fiber
721 mg sodium
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