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Crispy Romaine Salad with Smoked Turkey

Romain-Crispy Romaine Salad with Smoked Turkey

A refreshing and colorful summertime salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, medium-chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion, some green included
  • 1 can (11-ounce) mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup smoked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2/3 cup California Bing cherries, washed, halved and pitted
  • balsamic vinaigrette (recipe below)

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

Toss all salad ingredients together except cherries in a large bowl.

Whisk all Balsamic Vinaigrette ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over salad, reserving 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette, and toss salad. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over cherries and toss to coat.

Arrange salad on individual plates and sprinkle with cherries.

Serves 4