Main-course salads can be decidedly unvirtuous. So use light mayonnaise and reduced-fat sour cream in this lightened-up dressing. Other essential ingredients include sliced bacon, cooked turkey breast, Swiss cheese, and cooked ham.

Everyday Food, September 2007

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

In the Morning
  • Cook bacon: Heat a large skillet over medium. Add bacon, and cook until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to cool. Place in a resealable plastic bag; store at room temperature.

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  • Prep lettuce, meats, and cheese: Cut romaine into 1-inch ribbons; wash well, and dry. Place in a resealable plastic bag; refrigerate. Cut turkey, ham, and cheese into bite-size strips. Place in an airtight container; cover, and refrigerate.

  • Make dressing: Squeeze lemon into a small bowl. Mince scallion; add to bowl, along with sour cream, mayonnaise, and 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate.

At Dinnertime
  • Toss salad: In a large bowl, combine lettuce, meats, and cheese. Add dressing, and toss to coat. Serve salad topped with crumbled bacon.

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Reviews (7)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
04/09/2010
You add the lemon to the scallions, mayonaise, sourcream, and ground pepper, Whisk all ingredients together and Voila! There's your dressing.
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04/08/2010
I still can't figure out what to do with the lemon!!? In the dressing???
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04/08/2010
confusing directions - but anyone that can cook can make this recipe using their brains. Only thing that needs cooking before is bacon. The other ingredients can be prepared when making the salad.
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Rating: Unrated
04/08/2010
What do you do with the lemon?
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04/08/2010
Wow, pretty wonky directions. I guess they don't have a proofreader, or not a good one. I can figure out what they mean though, for the most part.
Rating: Unrated
04/08/2010
What's going on here with the resealable bag? Room temp or refrigerate? In the morning: Add bacon, and cook until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to cool. Place in a resealable plastic bag; store at room temperature. Place in a resealable plastic bag; refrigerate. Cut turkey, ham, and cheese into bite-size strips. Place in an airtight container; cover, and refrigerate.
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Rating: Unrated
04/08/2010
What's going on here with the resealable bag? Room temp or refrigerate? In the morning: Add bacon, and cook until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to cool. Place in a resealable plastic bag; store at room temperature. Place in a resealable plastic bag; refrigerate. Cut turkey, ham, and cheese into bite-size strips. Place in an airtight container; cover, and refrigerate.
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