Tuesday, May 7, 2013
paleo southwestern grilled chicken salad
I made this salad for lunch today between making two batches of homemade strawberry jam. I did not expect this salad to be so good. Take a look at the ingredients. So simple with no added oil or fat yet it was bursting with flavor. I wasn't sure about the canned tomatoes but trust me, it works! This salad has a kick to it which I enjoyed but if you're not into spicy I would shy away from Rotel tomatoes.
P.S. I'm not sure I should admit this but this salad served one...me! Followed by a whole wheat bagel. Obviously I am not a paleo dieter. But you don't have to be one to enjoy this salad.
paleo southwestern grilled chicken salad (adapted from Makobi Scribe)
1 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 cups romaine hearts, thinly sliced
1 medium Hass avocado, chopped (I used half to cut down on fat)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 can Rotel "mild" tomatoes with green chiles
Combine lime juice, garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add avocados and stir gently. Toss romaine in gently until completely covered with sauce mix. Plate the salad and top with the grilled chicken.