Smoked Turkey, Ripe Olive and Lentil Salad

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Smoked Turkey


3/4 c olive oil

3/4 c orange juice

2/3 c sherry vinegar

6 oz shallots, thinly sliced into strips

2-1/2 tbsp orange zest

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

4-1/2 lbs OR 3 qt cooked lentil beans

1-1/2 lbs OR 1-1/4 qt cooked beets, diced 1/2-inch

2 c orange segments, seeds removed and halved

3 lbs SMOKED TURKEY, diced 1/2-inch

1 qt ripe olives, halved

12 oz watercress


Salad Prep

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange juice, sherry vinegar, shallots, orange zest, salt and pepper. Divide vinaigrette into two large mixing bowls and set aside.

Toss lentil beans, beets and orange segments into one bowl with the vinaigrette. Cover and hold for service in the refrigerator.

Mix smoked turkey, olives and watercress with the remaining bowl with vinaigrette. Cover and hold for service in the refrigerator


Per order: spoon approximately 5 ounces of chilled lentil mixture onto a plate. Top with 3 ounces of chilled smoked turkey mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 8-Ounces

Total Calories 285

Total Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 17 g

Sodium 926 mg

Total Carbohydrates 30 g

Protein 19 g