20 June 2013

turkey club salad. with creamy Old Bay dressing.

This meal has all the components of comfort food, but it is a salad. The dressing is amazing. It is a great dip for gluten-free pretzels, veggies, drizzled on a turkey burger, the possibilities are endless. It is all apart of my Old Bay obsession (Old Bay on popcorn is the best!). This is filling & looks gorgeous.

turkey club salad with creamy Old Bay dressing.
serves 4

for the salad:
1 heart of romaine, roughly chopped
1 small head of red leaf lettuce, shredded
1 avocado, diced
1 ripe beefsteak tomato, diced
1/4 lb. of deli turkey, in thick slices, rolled up like a cigar & sliced into 1/2" strips
  1. On a large platter, layer the lettuce, avocado, tomato, the bacon (recipe follows), the croutons (recipes follows), & nestle the turkey rolls into the salad. Serve with the creamy Old Bay dressing (recipe below).

for the bacon:
4 slices of turkey bacon
1 TBL maple syrup
1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat the broiler on high. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup & mustard. Line a pan with parchment paper or tinfoil & lay the strips of bacon down. Brush the maple-mustard mixture on the bacon.
  2. Broil for about 5 minutes. Flip the bacon, brush the other side with the rest of the mixture & cook for another 4 minutes.
  3. Cut the bacon into small strips.

for the croutons:
2 slices of sprouted grain or gluten-free bread
extra -virgin olive oil

sea salt
  1. Toast the bread in the oven , in a toaster, on the grill, or in a toaster-oven--whatever you fancy. When the bread is done. Drizzle each slice with extra-virgin olive oil & add a pinch of sea salt. Stack on top of each other & cut off the crusts. Cut into 1/2" squares.

for the dressing:
1/2 cup vegenaise or mayonnaise
1 clove of garlic, minced or grated
1 TBL grapeseed or olive oil
1 TBL water
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
sea salt & cracked pepper
  1. Whisk ingredients together in a bowl.
happy eatings & cheers!

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