Since I’ve been eating so much cake lately (this Lemon Sheet Cake, this Coconut Sheet Cake and a soon to be shared decadent Chocolate Sheet Cake) I thought I’d better get some salad in my diet to help balance things out. Really, I actually love salads so I make them all the time. It’s one of the easiest ways to pack veggies into your diet and make them taste good. Plus, I really do eat cake or some other type of dessert far more often than I should so I really do need a lot of salads in my life to help balance things out a little.
This Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad could fall under a Greek type salad or Italian salad, it tastes like either or. If you wanted it to be like a traditional Italian salad you could add in some salami or pepperoni but I wanted it to be a little bit healthier so I didn’t add either of those. I love that this dressing is a slightly creamy vinaigrette thanks to the light mayo in it. The great thing here is that you’ll likely have some left over dressing for a lunch salad the next day! If you want to add more flavor to your grilled chicken you can definitely add more seasonings to it, for something like this I generally just add onion powder and garlic powder, salt and pepper. That’s optional though, the dressing already has plenty of flavor so everything else doesn’t need much.
If you want to make the ingredient list shorter you can omit some of the ingredients and still have an amazing salad. I’d say the olives, croutons and red onions are optional, and of course the peppers, leave everything else and you’ll still have a wonderfully filling and delicious salad! Read more »