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
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. 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
Laura Darling says
Yum, this sounds absolutely delicious!
Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle) says
This looks delicious! I love the cilantro mixed with the corn and avocado.
Jacqui German says
Can I eat this for every meal for the next 4 months or….? #obsessed Happy Friday!!
Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld says
This sounds amazing!! I will definitely be trying it!
Lindsay Steel says
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!
Carolina Charm says
YAY!!! I am SO happy to hear that!!!!! 🙂