Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chicken & Roasted Chick Pea Summer Salad

Earlier today I had some of my favorite ladies over for lunch! I wanted to prepare something simple ahead of time so I decided to toss a salad together, thaw some Trader Joes cheesecake bites and chill a few bottles of rose. The salad was a big hit so I thought I'd share it with y'all...
So I kind of made this salad up as I went, adding ingredients one at a time until I thought it was the perfect summer salad. Here is what I ended up with... 

Chicken & Roasted Chick Pea Summer Salad

Ingredients:

For the Salad:
3 heads of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
2 15 oz cans of chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 15 oz can white corn, drained
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 large avocados
3 chicken breasts, grilled and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

For the Dressing:
2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
1 large clove garlic
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 avocado

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread chick peas on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle ranch dressing packet on top. Roast in oven for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, make your salad dressing. In a food processor, blend together cilantro, garlic, red wine vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper, olive oil and avocado until smooth.

3. On a large plate lay lettuce. Top with cherry tomatoes, corn, roasted chicken peas, sliced chicken and avocado. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and any leftover cilantro. Drizzle dressing over salad. Enjoy!

*Yields 8 servings

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6 comments:

  1. Yum, this sounds absolutely delicious!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love the cilantro mixed with the corn and avocado.

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  3. Can I eat this for every meal for the next 4 months or....? #obsessed Happy Friday!!

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  4. This sounds amazing!! I will definitely be trying it!

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  5. Just wanted to let you know I made this for dinner tonight and it was SO good. My husband is not usually super thrilled for salad meals but he loved,'it too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. YAY!!! I am SO happy to hear that!!!!! :)

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