I love club sandwiches but they're serious calorie bombs. I created this salad to get the flavors without the calories. It serves one as an entree or two as a starter and also multiplies easily:
2 cups torn Bibb lettuce, washed and thoroughly dried
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
3 ounces roasted turkey breast, cut in 1/2 inch dice
1 thick slice bacon (preferably applewood), finely diced
1 slice (1 to 1 1/2 oz.) French bread, toasted
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, halved
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, preferably olive oil based
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Fry the bacon in a skillet until brown and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a saucer lined with a paper towel, set aside. Brush the toasted bread with the olive oil and rub with the cut sides of the garlic clove. Cut into 1/2 inch croutons and set aside.
Place the lettuce, tomato, bacon and turkey in a salad bowl. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, sald and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Top with the croutons and serve.
1. You can use any kind of lettuce you like, but I don't recommend iceberg. JMHO, but I find it tasteless.
2. If you can't get a Roma tomato, half of a regular tomato can be used.
3. Chicken breast can be substituted for the turkey if you like. I'm very picky about turkey and chicken -- if I don't see it come off the bone, I don't eat it. So obviously I DON'T recommend processed deli turkey or chicken roll for this. You can use the breast meat from a rotisserie chicken from the store if you like but you'll need to adjust the salt in the dressing.
Edited by: LADYIRISH317 at: 2/5/2011 (10:37)
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