It’s winter, I’ve had spring fever since January…and isn’t it amazing how a pound or two can creep up on you when you’re stuck in the house snacking on your Valentine’s candy?! Time for a green lunch.

Why can’t it be just a little sexy? How about a delicious turkey club without the bread? It’s a nice way to make a meal out of a salad and not feel deprived.

turkey club salad = sexy green lunch

I made blue cheese dressing for the first time, by halving a recipe Nancy (Phurstluv) kindly provided on Chowhound, adapted from Fine Cooking. I’ve been wanting to try this since the summer. Here it is, halved, for those of you who are cooking just for you–or for two–as I often do!

BLUE CHEESE DRESSING

½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream (I used Daisy Light)
a few splashes of half-and-half
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
(try Buttermilk Blue from Wisconsin–mmmmm–see link below)
1 clove garlic, run through garlic press
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
¼  tsp. kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Yields 1 cup

Here is the original recipe:
http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/grilled-hearts-romaine-blue-cheese-dressing.aspx

About Buttermilk Blue:
http://www.rothkase.com/blue.html

And now, the salad! A mound of spring mix, topped with grape tomatoes, slices of turkey from the deli, 2 slices of crumbled bacon, sliced cukes, half an avocado, decorated with a few dollops of homemade blue cheese dressing. So I had two cookies after that. Is that wrong? :)