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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


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


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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Lindsay Steel

Monday 1st of May 2017

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

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

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

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld

Friday 28th of April 2017

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

Jacqui German

Friday 28th of April 2017

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

Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)

Friday 28th of April 2017

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

Laura Darling

Friday 28th of April 2017

Yum, this sounds absolutely delicious!