Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Picnics rock




I need to go on more picnics. They rock.

The other day we (Mum & I) packed the little bit of leftover Greek Bean Salad and I made a batch of this awesome protein packed Turkey Slaw. I tossed them into these little containers with a couple of plastic forks and an ice pack in my backpack and we drove over to the park/lake near my house.

It was hotter than you-know-what but there was a nice breeze (hence the hot, sweaty and windblown shot of me above.) We ate our yummy salads and walked around the lake. Good times.

Make this salad. It rocks too.


Shelly's Turkey Slaw

1 cup Smoked Turkey Breast, diced
1/2 (1/2 a 16-ounce bag so 1 cup) bag Broccoli Slaw Mix
1/2 (1/2 a 16-ounce bag so 1 cup) bag Cabbage Slaw Mix
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/4 Small Red Onion, diced fine
1/4 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Slivered Almonds, toasted
1/4 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Fage Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon BBQ Sauce
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper to taste

Toast almonds in a dry pan for a few minutes. Set aside to cool and crisp up.

In a large bowl combine turkey (I go to the deli and ask for a 1/2 lb hunk of smoked turkey and then dice it into cubes), slaw mixes, onion, cheese, raisins and almonds. Mix mayo, yogurt, BBQ sauce, and vinegar together. Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture, season with salt & pepper and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

4 comments:

DCY said...

The "Turkey in the Slaw" looks yummy.

I love the pics of the lake with the ducks and the gazebo.

You do look rather "toasted." Glad you had a good time on the pic-a-nic.

It has been ages since I have been on a picnic. I would like to fill a basket and just walk out in the hayfield out back and have a picnic, but I will have to wait til it cools down. Do you think I can talk Eddie into it?

E said...

I made turkey slaw last night for dinner. It was great and so very quick. Sunday night it was Chicken Cordon Blue casserole. Oh so very good. And both are kitty approved. Thanks so much for all you do!!! You bring much joy to my kitchen.

Nicol said...

I made the Turkey Slaw tonight with my son (I made it with Ham though) and OMG it's soooo good. Thank you as always. ~ Nicol

Anonymous said...

Shelley~
I absolutely LOVE your turkey slaw but I make it minus the turkey and usually have it as a side dish. Although, the other day I added a "cup" of chicken of the sea pink salmon...OMG!!! Perfect lunch.
You are the best,
SHatcher (Stephanie)