Did not make the entire salad but expect it would be very good. I just made the dressing. It was excellent. Nice change of pace, too. I used fat free yogurt and some milk as a substitute for the buttermilk and cut back on the red pepper. This makes a very thick dressing so I also added extra lime juice. Seems to hold its color well overnight which is nice because there was more than enough to dress a salad for two of us with more for future salads.
Romaine and Turkey Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
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.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 cheese toasts)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 260
- Calories from fat: 28%
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated fat: 2.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 24.2g
- Carbohydrate: 22.8g
- Fiber: 4g
- Cholesterol: 53mg
- Iron: 2.6mg
- Sodium: 694mg
- Calcium: 171mg
- 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.
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