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

Chef's Salad with Turkey, Avocado, and Jack Cheese
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

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


  • cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 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.

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