Romaine Salad with Smoked Turkey and Cherries

A refreshing and colorful salad, perfect for  summertime.


1 head Romaine lettuce, medium-chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup diced green onion, some green included
1 can (11-ounce) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup smoked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2/3 cup Bing cherries, washed, halved and pitted

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste


Toss salad ingredients together (except cherries) in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over salad, reserving 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette, and toss salad. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over cherries and toss to coat.

Arrange salad on individual plates and sprinkle with cherries.

YIELD: Serves 4

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