This is no side salad
This salad is a meal of its own – both fulfilling and filling. It’s loaded with goodness to give you energy. Here you have an extremely tasty mix of sweet, salty and savory, with a healthy dose of good fats, fibre, protein and greens.
What you need:
Along with greens of your choice (I use a combo of baby spinach, arugula + spring mix) toss the following:
Chopped cooked *chicken breast, avocado, apple (skin on), green onion, pitted medjool dates (2-3 per serving), cherry tomatoes, chickpeas (drained and rinsed), cucumber, hard boiled egg & kalamata olives. Optional: I like to crumble gorgonzola (or feta) cheese over top. You can also add chopped crispy bacon bits.
Of course all of this is optional depending on what you enjoy.
- I usually bake a few *chicken breasts in a little olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice + pepper. It’s easy and perfect for adding to salads, wraps or pasta dishes.
Dressing: Add to chopped mix right in the same bowl – a squeeze of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, low sodium soy sauce (yes I did mean to say that) & drizzle a bit of balsamic. Note: you won’t miss s+p to taste if you choose to add gorgonzola and/or bacon bits. Sprinkling sesame seeds over top….
Voilà…lunch or dinner is served.
OR; wrap it up. If you’re especially hungry this also works well in a wrap. There are so many kinds to choose from now (Italian Herb, Sundried Tomato & Basil, etc.) and the calories are written right on the package. We love options.