Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hubby's Chicken Salad

This is such a simple but delicious salad.  Joseph was inspired by a salad he had at a restaurant while visiting Santa Monica, CA last week.  If you are like me, you're probably wanting the name of the restaurant/salad  but you know how it goes; men and important details, just don't mix/connect well. 

Here's what he used (serves 2):
2 poached chicken breast (left-over chicken) 
1 cup of baby spinach
1 cup of cilantro leaves (chopped)
juice of 1/2 a lime
4 cups of lettuce
1 large red pepper (diced)
1 large yellow pepper (diced)
1/4 of a large red onion (finely diced)
2 celery stalks (small diced)
1/2 cup of crushed nuts ;o)

Simple Dressing:
1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of EVOO
2 tbs of cilantro leaves
a pinch freshly ground black pepper

In a food processor add in the chicken breast, baby spinach, cilantro leaves and lime juice.  On a large bowl, assemble the rest of your diced veggies and lettuce. Add in the chicken mixture.  Mix your salad with the chicken well.  Pour in your dressing over salad and mix well.  Throw in the nuts over top.

Super simple, but full of flavor! 
Thanks for a great dinner babe!

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