Salads are a great way to add a variety of nutritious ingredients to your diet. They can be a healthy and satisfying meal on their own, or a flavorful side dish to complement any main course. This salad is packed with a variety of flavors and textures and is sure to please any palate.
3 oz Rotisserie chicken
1/3 Avocado (~40g), ripe
1/4 Beet, large
1 Oregano, fresh or dry
3 slices Red onion
1/2 Tomato, small
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp Maple syrup, sugar-free
2 cups Of a combination of romaine and spring mix
2 Salt pepper
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tsp White vinegar
2 tbsp Pecans
1 oz Goat cheese
1 tbsp-Balsamic optional
Fresh basil (torn or sliced into small pieces)
1 tsp Dijon (grainy or smooth is fine)
Step 1: Prepare the Produce
Start by washing and drying the romaine and spring mix, and placing it in a large salad bowl. Then, wash and dry the tomato and slice it into small pieces. Next, wash and dry the beet, and slice it into thin slices or cubes. Slice the avocado into small pieces and add it to the salad bowl. Finally, add the fresh basil.
Step 2: Add the Meat and Dairy
Take the 3 oz of rotisserie chicken and shred it into small pieces. Add the chicken to the salad bowl. Then add 1 oz of goat cheese, crumbled into small pieces.
Step 3: Add the Nuts and Seeds
Next, add 2 tbsp of chopped pecans to the salad. These will add a nice crunch and a boost of healthy fats to the salad.
Step 4: Make the Dressing
In a separate bowl, mix together 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tsp of white vinegar, 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup, and 1 tsp of Dijon mustard. (Season with salt and pepper to taste).
Step 5: Assemble the Salad
Add the dressing to the salad and toss everything together. Finally, add your desired amount of fresh oregano, sliced red onion, and olives. You can also add additional balsamic if you want a more acidic flavor.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy
Your salad is now ready to be served! This salad is perfect as a main course or as a side dish. It’s not only delicious but also nutritious and packed with a variety of flavors and textures. The combination of the juicy rotisserie chicken, creamy avocado, sweet beets, and tangy dressing makes for a truly satisfying meal. Add some extra salt and pepper to taste to finish it off.
Salads don’t have to be boring and bland. This salad is a perfect example of how you can make a delicious and nutritious salad with a variety of ingredients. You can also customize it to your taste by adjusting the number of ingredients. Feel free to use any other ingredients you have on hand to make it your own. With this guide, you can make your own delicious, homemade salad and enjoy the numerous health benefits it provides.