Make your own salad night is quickly becoming one of my favorite Friday night dinners. I set out bowl of ingredients and everyone puts together their own salad with ingredients that they love. It's a win-win.
I also love that I can use up the crushed chips in the bottom of the bag, the handful of tomatoes that I pick from my garden everyday, a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and any other little bits and pieces that I have leftover in my refrigerator at the end of the week.
I challenge you to find some simple ingredients in your house that would make a great "build your own salad bar".
Southwest Chopped Chicken Salad
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
6 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 and 1/2 cups corn
1 and 1/2 cups black beans
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, diced
1 green onion, sliced thin
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
handful chopped cilantro
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
juice of 1 lime
2 heaping teaspoons taco seasoning (I use mild)
Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.
The Greek yogurt dressing for this salad was FABULOUS! I usually stick with a southwest theme when I put together these make your own salad bars but I'm sure that you have some other ideas for me too. What other ingredients do you put on your salad bar? Do you like your salad with shrimp? grilled salmon? fancy croutons? spiral veggies? Send me your salad ideas so I can share them with the rest of my followers.
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