Crispy Romaine Salad
with Smoked Turkey & Bing Cherries
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
1 cup smoked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2/3 cup California Bing cherries, washed, halved and pitted balsamic vinaigrette (recipe below)
BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS:
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
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl and store in refrigerator until ready for use.
Toss all ingredients together except cherries in a large 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, serves four.