We have salads in our house all year-long as sides, but in the summer, I can’t think of anything better than a chicken or steak salad. usually I’ll pick up bulk ingredients from Costco and cut up a huge bowl of romaine lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and spinach, and then every time we have salads I can just plop a few handfuls on the plates and add a few more touches and voila!
the simple ingredients for this one in particular?
- Romaine Lettuce
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Red and Green Bell Pepper
- Chopped Chicken Breast
- Homemade ‘Kickin Kreamy’ garlic dressing
- Cracked Black Peppercorn
also some other great toppers are toasted or raw nuts or sunflower seeds, dried fruit or figs (cranberries, cherries, raisins etc), shredded cheese, homemade croutons, fresh herbs(basil, chives, dill, parsley, etc), fresh fruit(apples, pears, mandarin oranges, etc), hardboiled egg, olives (black or green), red onions, sliced radishes, etc etc. the list in relatively endless. just whatever you have in your fridge that you love on a salad!
I Love trying new things on my salads. Give it a try, and let me know what creative thing YOU like on YOUR salads at home!