Romaine and Turkey Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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<p>Romaine and Turkey Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing</p>
Lee Harrelson

Chop oven-roasted turkey breast from the deli counter into chunks for a quick start on this salad. With crisp parmesan toasts, it's a complete meal.

4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 cheese toasts)


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1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 ripe peeled avocado, seeded and coarsely mashed
8 (1/2-ounce) slices diagonally cut French bread (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) preshredded Parmesan cheese
4 cups bagged chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups diced roasted turkey breast (about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth, scraping sides. Set aside.

Preheat broiler.

Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese on each bread slice. Broil bread slices 2 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle buttermilk mixture over lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve with cheese toasts.

Created date

July 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 8 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 3.5 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 24.2 g
Carbohydrate 22.8 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 694 mg
Calcium 171 mg