Smoked Turkey Salad with Bing Cherries and Hazelnuts

SMOKED TURKEY SALAD WITH BING CHERRIES AND HAZELNUTS

Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

1 1/4 pounds smoked turkey breast, diced
1 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
8 ounces mixed baby greens
2 1/3 cups coarsely chopped pitted Bing cherries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped husked toasted hazelnuts

Mix turkey, green onions, celery, 1/3 cup mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons chopped thyme in medium bowl. Season salad with salt and pepper.
Whisk oil, vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon chopped thyme in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss greens and vinaigrette in large bowl. Divide among plates. Add cherries and nuts to turkey. Place atop greens.

Serves 6.

Bon App├ętit , June 1995
Trisha

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