Chopped Salad with California Figs, Bacon and Smoked Turkey

When buying the turkey for this salad, ask the deli to slice it into a 1/2-inch thick slab so that you can easily cut it into 1/2-inch pieces.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

8 slices bacon, chopped

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2
 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 
shallot, minced

1 
tablespoon Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper

2 
romaine lettuce hearts (12 ounces), torn into bite-size pieces

1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stemmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

8 ounces deli smoked turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate
  2. Whisk oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in large bowl. Add crisp bacon, lettuce, figs, turkey, and cheese and toss to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide among individual plates or transfer to serving platter and serve.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 716
  • % Calories from Fat 47%
  • Fat 37
  • Cholesterol 79
  • Protein 22
  • Carbohydrates 78
  • Fiber 9
  • Iron 4
  • Sodium 971
  • Calcium 467
  • Potassium 253