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This main-dish salad combines two likely holiday leftovers: turkey and cranberry sauce. Pancetta is uncured Italian bacon; look for it in the deli section of your grocery store. You can substitute bacon, though, if you prefer.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2003

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Credit: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

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Yield:
5 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare salad, preheat broiler. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and chop peppers.

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  • Combine peppers, turkey, spinach, and lettuce in a large bowl.

  • To prepare vinaigrette, cook the pancetta in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove pancetta from pan; chop and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in pan. Add shallots and garlic to pan, and sauté for 1 minute or until tender. Stir in the cranberry sauce, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat 2 minutes or until warm. Pour warm vinaigrette over the salad; toss. Top with pancetta. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

349 calories; calories from fat 46%; fat 17g; saturated fat 4.9g; mono fat 8.7g; poly fat 2.7g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 75mg; iron 2.6mg; sodium 433mg; calcium 70mg.
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