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                                                                Chef's Salad with Turkey, Avocado, and Jack Cheese   
                                                                    Turkey And Monterey Jack Cheese!

Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 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)

          Directions:

  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.

                                                                 
                                                                 Buttermilk Chicken Caesar Salad!

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 2 slices multigrain bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 medium heads (1 1/2 pounds total) romaine lettuce, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 small head radicchio, thinly sliced

        Directions

  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag; reserving 1/2 cup for salad, add buttermilk mixture. Refrigerate chicken at least 15 minutes and up to 1 day.
  3. Meanwhile, make croutons: Place bread on prepared baking sheet. Brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Broil until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side; cut into 1-inch pieces (and reserve baking sheet).
  4. Transfer chicken to baking sheet; discard marinade. Broil until opaque throughout, 14 to 16 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes; thinly slice crosswise. In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise and reserved buttermilk mixture. Add romaine, radicchio, chicken, and croutons; toss to combine. Serve immediately.
  
                                                                           
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