Romaine and Turkey Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

  • tncmohin Posted: 03/30/09
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    I had to use yogurt in place of buttermilk- a little too tangy, should have thinned it out with a milk instead of using it full strength. Other than my subsitution problems, it was a very nice recipe. Easy weeknight salad that came together in minutes. Next time, i will use some of the roasted garlic that i usually keep in my fridge instead of raw to make a more balanced set of flavors. I will make this one again.

  • Cordesika Posted: 04/13/09
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    This is a simple recipe and quite tasty. I will add it to our family dinners and I would feel comfortable serving it to guests as well. The only thing I changed was that I added the cilantro to the blender with the dressing because I had only jarred and not fresh cilantro.

  • TeresaMichelsen Posted: 03/24/09
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    This is a perfect example of a really easy and very tasty recipe. I had a small avocado and used the whole one in the recipe, which to me improved the dressing. Also, it's a good idea to get fresh-roasted turkey from the deli, as the flavor of the turkey really makes a difference. A keeper and reliable for guests.

  • Marimpietri Posted: 08/09/10
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    This salad tastes just like the California Shrimp salad from Applebees. I subsituted shrimp for the turkey and it was excellent.

  • Chattys82 Posted: 06/29/10
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    What an easy and delicious salad!! Followed recipe exactly, except for adding a little more crushed red pepper. The cheese toast really made the meal!

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 06/16/10
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    I'm not sure if I did something wrong but all I could taste was cilantro to the point that it was unedible! Perhaps I chopped it too finely? I substituted chicken for the turkey and whole wheat rolls for the french bread. I did like the flavor of the dressing, so if I make this again, I will try adding the cilantro into the dressing as another reviewer suggested.

  • Michele72 Posted: 04/08/10
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    After reading all the reviews I was excited to make this salad for a light dinner. While the dressing was very flavorful, I found the salad boring. Maybe adding more vegetables would liven it up. I also made the toast but added a little olive oil Pam and garlic before adding the cheese to make it tastier.

  • JackBear123 Posted: 06/25/10
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    We loved the dressing, but it's very thick so definitely toss it, don't just put the dressing on top. I also thought the lime was a little overpowering so I would recommend using 2/3 the amount called for. I didn't make the salad as directed, but the dressing would go great on any salad. We're had the left over dressing today on turkey sandwiches- it's great! Careful with the red pepper too, it gets hot quick!

  • teafortwo Posted: 10/09/11
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    My new favorite salad! The dressing is fantastic. I served this with roasted butternut and ginger soup. I would cut out the salt next time I make it, the rotisserie chicken had plenty and it came out a little too salty. Other than that it's perfect. Additional note-I made the dressing as a dip for veggies and my party licked the bowl clean and begged for the recipe.

  • jebavonct48 Posted: 08/30/13
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    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.

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