It was an ok salad. I couldn't find Boston Lettuce, so I just used the spinach. Pancetta was a nice touch, but the leftover cranberry sauce was WAY too sweet for the rest of the salad. Peeling the poblanos was tedious, although I did figure out that it was easier to scrape off the blackening with a serrated knife. In the future, I would probably roast a variety of different peppers to add some color, add about 8 more ounces of Pancetta, and cut the cranberry sauce down to maybe 2 heaping tablespoons. Also, top it all off with shaved block extra sharp cheddar to cut the sweetness. Tossing with some walnuts would probably improve it too.
Warm Turkey and Spinach Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Cranberry Vinaigrette
dorktowel Posted: 02/04/14
kayakGirl21 Posted: 11/19/13
I didn't really like this salad. I admit I didn't follow the recipe to a T but even if I had I don't think I would have liked it. I didn't have the Boston Lettuce, so it was all spinach, also didn't have pancetta so I used bacon, also didn't have a poblano pepper so I used a regular green pepper. I didn't think the roasted pepper went with the flavors at all and I don't think it would have mattered if I had used a poblano. I guess it just had no wow factor like I was expecting. I ate it all but wouldn't make it again.