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Tejas Smoked Turkey Salad with Almond (Anaheim) Recipe

Serves 16

This makes a great summer buffet dish. Just add some terrific corn sticks and you have a simply delicious meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 2 lb smoked turkey breasts, diced in 1/2" pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, diced in 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 dash salt, to taste
  • 1/2 dash black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds, toasted, slivered
  • 4 oz honeydew melon, sliced
  • 4 oz peach slices
  • 4 oz apple slices
  • 4 oz blackberries, or other berries
  • 4 oz grapes
  • Almond-Anaheim Dressing
  • 1 1/2 whole anaheim chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers, blanched and toasted
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup corn oil


Instructions:

1. Roast all peppers and chiles over an open flame until the skin blisters.
2. Place them in a covered bowl or plastic bag until the skin begins to loosen.
3. Peel, seed, and cut into 1/2-inch dice.
4. Combine diced peppers, turkey, and celery in a large bowl.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Make the Almond-Anaheim Dressing.
7. Toss salad with dressing and adjust seasonings to your preference.
8. Serve salad sprinkled with toasted almonds and garnished with fresh fruits.

Almond-Anaheim Dressing:
1. Roast chiles over an open flame until the skin blisters. Then place them in a covered bowl or plastic bag until the skin begins to loosen. Peel and seed.
2. Place chiles, almonds, vinegar, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Puree. Then, with the motor running, slowly add oil until the mixture has thickened.


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Main Ingredient:Meat and Poultry / Turkey
Nut / Almond
Fruit
Course:Main Dish
Side
Cuisine:American / Southwestern
Preparation Method:Fry
Roast
Dish:Salad
Difficulty:Easy

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