Winter Cobb Chopped Salad


There's a great sandwich place in town, called MeatCheeseBread that makes a phenomenal B.L.B sandwich. It's their winter version of a B.L.T. and it's made when there are no tasty slicing tomatoes around. The last B stands for roasted golden beet. The use of the beet instead of the tomato seemed inspired to me, so I threw the idea into a Cobb salad. It was good, but missing something. The beet added a nice earthy sweetness, but the tang from a good tomato was missing. This weeks contest theme gave me an idea - why not add some tart apple to the mix?

What you will need

1 head romaine, rinsed & drained well

12 ounces smoked turkey breast (about 2 slices 1/2-inch thick from the deli)

8 ounces bleu cheese

3 hard boiled eggs, peeled

2 medium to large golden beets, roasted and peeled

2 Granny Smith apples, cored

1 large Hass avocado

3 ounces pancetta cooked until crisp

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper


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