This Cajun Cobb Salad is such a delicious twist on the original and filling enough to be dinner!
I’m so happy to be partnering with Jennie-O to bring you this amazing dinner salad! My family loves Jennie-O and we appreciate you supporting the brands that make Wine & Glue possible!
So my most incredible amazing thoughtful husband took me to see Hamilton for my birthday earlier this month!
(If you don’t know what Hamilton is, google it and then listen to the entire soundtrack five times and then come back. Kidding. Sort of.)
Guys. Since going to see it I have been listening to the soundtrack non-stop. I’ve been googling things about Hamilton’s life. I’ve been looking up different people’s interpretations of the songs in the show . . . . I think it’s fair to say at this point that I’m totally obsessed. Like if I miss a day listening to the soundtrack, it’s like my brain knows and I wake up with one of the songs in my head.
I’m so obsessed, in fact, that when I look at these photos of this amazing Cajun Cobb Salad, only two things happen: I crave eating the salad again (like ASAP) and I start thinking about Hamilton. Because I was listening to the musical while I was making this. #obvi
This seriously delicious Cajun Cobb Salad starts with some Premium Portions Hickory Smoked Cajun Style Roast Turkey Breast from Jennie-O. If you haven’t tried any of their seasoned turkey breasts, you should! It was their Sun Dried Tomato Turkey that I used in these Italian Pesto Sliders that are all the rage.
You guys, I practically had to padlock this bad boy to get him into my salad unscathed because that’s how much Nathan likes the flavored turkey breasts from Jennie-O. (Their Cajun turkey is also crazy amazing in this Turkey Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich!)
After you grab your turkey, you want all the normal ingredients for a cobb salad, like avocado, bacon, blue cheese, deviled eggs. I threw in some bell peppers for more of a Cajun vibe, and they were a perfect addition. Then you top it all off with some homemade Cajun Ranch Dressing. This dressing is so fast to throw together and it brings all of the flavors of the salad together perfectly.
And I promise you that this salad will be just as addicting as Hamilton. 😊
Off to listen to Quiet Uptown for the three millionth time.
- For the Salad
- 3 cups diced Jennie-O Premium Portions Hickory Smoked Cajun Style Turkey Breast (found in the deli section)
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 6 slices of bacon, diced and cooked until crisp.
- 2 semi firm avocados, diced
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 heads romain lettuce, diced
- For the Dressing (see note)
- 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
- 1 cup light sour cream
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tsps kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsps died dill
- 4 tsps lemon juice
- 4 tsps Cajun seasoning (found in the spice aisle)
- Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl and set aside.
- Whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the garlic, salt, pepper, dill, lemon juice, and Cajun seasoning. Serve the dressing on the side.
The recipe for the dressing makes more than you will likely need, serve on the side and allow people to dress their own salads.
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