Turkey BLT Salad

TURKEY BLT SALAD

TURKEY BLT SALAD

Adding Salads to the diet is the great way to add all the key nutrients that helps in promoting the good immune system. Adding salad dressing to a salad increases the absorption of certain nutrients being consumed.The fat in salad dressing helps absorb key nutrients such as lycopene and alpha- and beta-carotene.

One such salad loaded with high amount of protein and micronutrients is the Turkey BLT salad. A typical salad made with a great assortment of veggies and some turkey and bacon for added taste. BLT salad goes great with a side of garlic bread or garlic toast and can be consumed at any time of day.

Quick Recipe For Turkey BLT Salad : 

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 bacon strips, see shopping tips
  • ½ slice multigrain bread or whole wheat bread, see shopping tips
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 ounces cooked turkey breast (luncheon meat), diced
  • ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons scallions, chopped if desired
  • 2 tablespoons skinny ranch dressing

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cook bacon: Line the bottom of a microwave-safe plate with paper towels. Place bacon on top and cover with paper towels. Cook in microwave for about 2-3 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Cool slightly and crumble.

2. To make bread crumbs: Toast bread. Add toasted bread to a blender and grind into crumbs.

3. Add chopped lettuce to a dinner plate. Top with turkey, tomatoes, scallions, and crumbled bacon.  Drizzle dressing over salad and sprinkle bread crumbs on top.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories : 294 calories| Fats :19g (7g saturated fat)| Cholesterol- 79mg| Sodium 410mg| Carbohydrate -7g (4g sugars, 1g fiber) | Protein- 23g

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