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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Southwestern Cobb Salad

Cooking Light JULY 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salad:
  • 3 slices center-cut bacon
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated fresh pico de gallo
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

Preparation

1. To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk; set aside.

2. To prepare salad, cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Increase heat to medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle turkey with salt. Add turkey to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until done.

3. Arrange 2 cups lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with about 2 teaspoons bacon, 5 tablespoons turkey, 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, 2 tablespoons avocado, 2 tablespoons queso fresco, 1 tablespoon onions, and about 1/3 cup beans. Drizzle vinaigrette evenly over salads.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 293
  • Fat: 13.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 22.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.9g
  • Fiber: 6.6g
  • Cholesterol: 44mg
  • Iron: 3.1mg
  • Sodium: 455mg
  • Calcium: 117mg
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