Tropical Storm Barry's Mmmm Smoked Turkey Salad

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Busters friend

Realized I had to post this for safekeeping after recipe was requested in detail by DF who shared this meal with us the night Tropical Storm Barry rolled through. LOL - I didn't even think about dinner as I was wrapped up smoking a pork shoulder for birthday BBQ the next day. DF looked wet, wind whipped & kind of put out when she made her way out to where I was working the smoker in the 40 mph wind & rain & asked, "so if this shoulder's gonna take 4 more hours, what are we having for dinner?" She looked HUNGRY and wet...sooo.... I came back in & surveyed to fridge (poor planning on my part making family & friends have to request nourishment - cringe) & spotted the turkey breast I had smoked a few days earlier & slammed together this salad. If purchasing smoked turkey, get at least a 1 inch thick slice so you can chunk it up. I had deli sliced provolone which I then sliced into strips. This SHOULD serve 4-5 but the 3 of us made short work of it. Used (House Balsamic Vinaigrette) as the dressing - yum, fast refreshing & satisfying!

Top Review by nursevb8

Yes, I was wet and wind swept, but never go hungry at the chef's house. This salad was wonderful and full of flavor. I also made it after coming home. Forgot the peppers but still tasted almost as good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces, washed & spun dry
  • 1 onion, sliced thin (Vidalia if available)
  • 7 ounces red peppers, fireroasted (I used jarred but fresh off the grill would be nice too)
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb smoked turkey, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 avocado, 1/2 inch chunks
  • 6 ounces black olives, sliced in two (keeps them from rolling away)


  1. Arrange bed of lettuce on platter.
  2. Layer onions, cheese, pepper strips on lettuce.
  3. Mound turkey in the center.
  4. Scatter avocado & black olives around turkey.
  5. Serve with balsamic vinagrette on the side.
  6. Step back for the pack to attack.

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