Warm Turkey and Spinach Salad with Crispy Pancetta & Cranberry Vinaigrette recipe

Whew, that’s a long title huh?  This is a good recipe for someone who likes meat, too.

2 small poblano peppers
4 cups chopped leftover cooked turkey
6 cups spinach
2 cups torn Boston lettuce

2 ounces pancetta
1/2 cup minced shallots
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce or leftover cranberry relish
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

To prepare salad, preheat broiler. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and chop peppers.
Combine peppers, turkey, spinach, and lettuce in a large bowl.
To prepare vinaigrette, cook the pancetta in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove pancetta from pan; chop and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in pan. Add shallots and garlic to pan, and sauté for 1 minute or until tender. Stir in the cranberry sauce, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat 2 minutes or until warm. Pour warm vinaigrette over the salad; toss. Top with pancetta. Serve immediately.

Yield:  5 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)

CALORIES 349 (46% from fat); FAT 17g (sat 4.9g,mono 8.7g,poly 2.7g); PROTEIN 29g; CHOLESTEROL 75mg; CALCIUM 70mg; SODIUM 433mg; FIBER 1.7g; IRON 2.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 15g

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