Y’all already know that I’m the queen of quick meals, but this one probably takes the cake. By throwing together a few things you already have in your pantry, a simple whisk here and a couple chops there, you’ll have yourself a filling, delicious and healthy salad. Plus, who really wants to slave over a hot stove when it’s 95 degrees? Not this girl.
The protein on this particularly salad is a chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s (Garlic & Herb is my new favorite), but you can really use anything from sliced turkey or grilled chicken. The salad dressing is also customizable to taste, as are most things on things on this blog, so feel free to experiment with other flavors and spices!
5-Minute Salad (With Homemade Dressing)
1/4 cup chickpeas
1-2 cups greens (I used Cruciferous Crunch from TJ’s)
5-10 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
1/2 sliced avocado
1 thin slice of red onion
1 chicken sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. horseradish mustard
1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a salad bowl. Add greens and mix until combined.
2. Microwave sliced chicken sausage for ~45 seconds in a separate small bowl.
3. Add all other ingredients to the greens and dressing, including sausage. Toss well.
Enjoy it al fresco to soak up the sun 😉