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Spinach Festival Salad Recipe

Spinach Festival Salad Recipe

I first whipped up this salad for my sister before we headed out for a day of shopping. Now I'm asked to make it for her whenever she comes over.—Malinda Smith, Stone Mountain, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli turkey, cut into strips
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled tomato and basil feta cheese
  • 3 pepperoncini, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. Broil peppers 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place peppers in a bowl; cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, combine the turkey, spinach, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, pepperoncini, Romano cheese, garlic and seasonings.
  • 3. Peel off and discard charred skin from peppers. Remove stems and seeds. Slice peppers; add to salad and toss to combine. Serve with vinaigrette. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for pepperoncinis (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 803 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.