Turkey Bacon Salad


When cooked in the microwave, bacon crisps up quickly. A little bit adds a big boost of flavor to a romaine and turkey salad that works as a main-dish dinner.

Turkey-Bacon Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Microwave Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
18 mins


  • 5 slices low-sodium bacon

  • 2 cup sugar snap peas

  • ½ cup light mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill

  • 1 small head romaine, coarsely chopped or torn

  • 8 ounce smoked turkey breast, cut into bite-size strips


  1. Line a 9-inch microwave-safe pie plate with paper toweling. Arrange bacon in layer on toweling. Cover with additional toweling. Cook on 100 percent power for 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove plate from microwave. Set bacon aside to cool. Meanwhile, cook peas, covered, in boiling salted water for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Crumble one bacon slice; set aside. Break remaining into pieces.

  2. In bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar and dill. Stir in crumbled bacon. Arrange romaine on each plate. Add peas, turkey strips, and bacon pieces. Top with dressing. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
32g Fat
9g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1363mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 31.9mg 160%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 318mg 7%
Folate, total 92.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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