Thursday, January 19, 2012

Turkey Salad


Food historians say the Romans ate mixed greens and dressing, and the Babylonians were known to have dressed greens with oil and vinegar two thousand years ago. In his 1699 book, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets, John Evelyn attempted with little success to encourage his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. Royalty dabbled in salads: Mary, Queen of Scots, ate boiled celery root over salad covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.

 
 
The United States popularized salads in the late 19th century and other regions of the world adopted them throughout the second half of the 20th century. From Europe and the Americas to China, Japan, and Australia, premade salads are sold in supermarkets, at restaurants (restaurants will often have a "Salad Bar" laid out with salad-making ingredients, which the customers will use to put together their salad) and at fast food chains. In the US market, fast food chains such as McDonald's and KFC, that typically sold "junk food" such as hamburgers, fries, and fried chicken, now sell packaged salads to appeal to the health-conscious customers.
By http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad#History

I have had some folks ask me, who is Debo? Other folks have been wondering who Debo is. Debo is my boyfriends nickname. So I thought I would introduce you to Debo.

Debo is not your average "foodie", but he loves to experiment & create things in the kitchen, and to know that it feels great when he gets the awesome feedback on his creations.

My boyfriend, Debo.
 
Turkey Salad
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Ingredients:
2 cups cooked hickory smoked Cajun style turkey breast, chopped
1/2 bag romaine lettuce
1/2 bag coleslaw
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup croutons
dressing, use your favorite salad dressing

Directions:
In large bowl, place romaine lettuce, coleslaw, turkey breast, red onions, green onions and croutons. Gently toss. Drizzle your favorite dressing. Enjoy!

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27 comments:

  1. What a simple,yummy and healthy salad,Love it !!
    Ridwan

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  2. What a wonderful photo of Debo--I was wondering when his name kept popping up, too. The salad looks great--I keep trying to find new things to do with salad since I eat it every day for lunch.

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  3. Beautiful photo of that salad, Christine. Also, it's great to "meet" Debo, who has some fun-looking recipes here.

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  4. Debo and Dan look like they could hang out, fish and drink a few brews. If you two are ever in Orlando, look us up!

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  5. Hello everybody! Glad to meet fellow food lovers out there! :-)

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  6. Hi Just for Cooking,

    We would love to meet y'all. I know we would have fun.

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  7. The salad looks great and it's nice to finally meet Debo! Thanks for posting!

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  8. Hello Christine! Nice to meet you Debo! By the way, I love loaded salads like these. In my opinion, it doesn't even need dressing not even the olive-oil-balsamic-mix. :)

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  9. looks delicious! I did not know that salads became popular in 19th century!

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  10. I love a good salad. Never though of adding cole slaw, I like that idea. Looks tasty.

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  11. That salad looks yummy! Nice to meet you Debo :)

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  12. Mmm this sounds delicious Christine! I love the cajun turkey in it, yum! Who would have thought people we're eating salads w/ dressing for 2000 yrs, crazy!

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  13. Nice to meet you! Good job on the salad.

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  14. Glad you finally introduced Debo! I am sure that thousands of years ago they probably ate more healthy than we do today. This salad, however, would have been a welcome sight back then as it is today. Deliciously healthy!

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  15. Glad you finally introduced Debo! I am sure that thousands of years ago they probably ate more healthy than we do today. This salad, however, would have been a welcome sight back then as it is today. Deliciously healthy!

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  16. It's good to know that some of the more civilized civilizations were health conscious enough to be eating salads. Yours looks great.

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  17. So healthy and appetizing! Thanks to you and Debo for sharing this great salad...

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  18. Hi Treat and Trick,

    This recipe is mine, not Debo. :-) He wasn't home when I made this.

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  19. Your comments are VERY important to me. I really appreciate your time and comments. I just love hearing from you.

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  20. Your salad looks so good. I lov esalads of anykind. Nice to meet Debo.

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  21. Beautiful salad...Love the colors and recipe too! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Now that's my kinda salad! Just perfect C!

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  23. Very cool to find hour who Debo is. And great salad!

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