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Chef's Salad with Turkey, Avocado, and Jack Cheese


Toss together this protein-packed salad with buttermilk dressing for a fast meal that works for lunch or dinner.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2008


  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large head Boston lettuce
  • 1 pound sliced roasted turkey breast, torn into pieces
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts or pea shoots
  • 6 radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips (1 cup)


  1. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, and honey; season with salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.

  2. Divide lettuce among four serving plates; top with turkey, avocado, sprouts, radishes, carrots, and cheese. Drizzle with dressing, and serve.

Reviews Add a comment

  • crankyfrekles
    20 APR, 2012
    This was Delish and so cheap and easy. the butermild dressing could go on just about anything. Thanks martha!
  • bjhissong
    26 DEC, 2011
    In this day and age, we know that eating real food like this is HEALTHY and counting calories is not the way to eat! That's why I make Martha's recipes... she is a great advocate of eating healthy food and not succumbing to false dietary beliefs such as what you are asking!
  • SDMurphy
    29 JUL, 2010
    I made this for dinner tonight. It was so fresh and tasty. I forgot the jack cheese, but didn't miss the taste.
  • olivia-p
    26 JUL, 2010
    I agree as well. I usually just enter the recipe on, and I am able to get the important information. It is just annoying to have to do it! FYI - this recipe has 410 cal, 22.4g fat (9.5 sat., 0 trans), 83 mg cholesterol, 1392 mg sodium, 24.1g Total Carbohydrates (6.9g Dietary Fiber, 14.4 g Sugars),
  • tblanon
    26 JUL, 2010
    I fourth it. In this day and age, nutritional information is a must.
  • debbied42
    9 JUL, 2010
    I third this sentiment, this site would be much more valuable with nutritional information included.
  • LuRae
    17 JUN, 2010
    Please add nutritional values for the recipes.
  • rghs
    28 APR, 2010
    It would be REALLY helpful if you listed the calories for these dinners! thanks