I know it is almost Halloween.
But it is still hot here in the south.
It was 80 degrees today!
And we went for a bike ride.
So we were hot AND sweaty.
I didn’t feel like eating anything heavy or hot.
We had some smoked turkey from the meat fest.
And a bunch of romaine.
And some other stuff to make a salad.
There are cranberries, apples and turkey on this salad! It’s fall-ish, right? Like Thanksgiving-y.
It’s a fall salad for hot places!
And for after a bike ride.
When you are hot and sweaty and hungry.
It was delicious.
You will be glad to know that I didn’t fall off my bike and break my neck.
So if you live someplace where the weather is still hot, make you this salad.
If you happen to be reading this from Siberia, you might be more in the mood for pot roast.
Smoked Turkey and Apple Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
For the Salad:
1 large head of romaine cut up into bite size pieces
1/4 lb of turkey (I used smoked because it is what I had, but you can use any kind)
1 Granny Smith Apple
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup blue cheese
For the Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup pear infused white balsamic vinegar (again, for some reason I had this in my pantry, but you can use white balsamic or champagne vinegar instead)
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon
2 garlic cloves (i used a garlic press, but you could grate it)
Combine all ingredients in a Mason Jar and shake until combined (you can also use a blender, but I like the jar because I can store any unused dressing in it and I am lazy, so I don’t want to get out and clean the blender)
Throw lettuce in a large bowl and put the rest of the ingredients on top. Add dressing.
Just in case you couldn’t figure that part out.