¼lbdeli smoked turkeyif dicing, ask for 1/2 inch thick slices
1tomatolarge Roma tomato or another medium sized tomato
6cupslettucea 6 oz bag will do just fine. I love a butter lettuce blend, or romaine would work too!
⅓cupblue cheese crumbles
To make the dressing
Combine all dressing ingredients except for the blue cheese. Add half the blue cheese crumbles and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Add the rest of the blue cheese and stir to combine. Set dressing aside.
To make the salad
If you need to hard boil your eggs, cover them with an inch of cold water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat. Let them sit for 10-12 minutes, then plunge the eggs into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
Cook bacon to desired crispiness or chewiness over medium heat and set aside on paper towels to absorb the excess grease.
Slice or dice peeled hard boiled eggs, turkey, tomato, and avocado.
In a large salad bowl, toss the lettuce with half the blue cheese dressing. Divide dressed greens into two flat salad bowls or dinner plates. Top each with stripes of hard boiled eggs, turkey, tomato, avocado, and crumbled bacon. You can add the blue cheese crumbles as another stripe or scatter them across the top of each salad.
Drizzle the remaining dressing over top of the salads. Serve with freshly ground black pepper, if desired.
If you don't have buttermilk (I rarely have it on hand) put about 1 tsp white vinegar in your 1/4 cup measuring cup and fill the rest with regular milk. Let it sit for a few minutes and it will sour/curdle the milk. This is called clabbered milk. It's not a perfect substitute but tastes good in this dressing!