Mother's Day Sale - Free
tour of our home
browse my recipes
Shop the store
the everyday occasions store
ribbon Pink Bakery boxes
kitchen brush set
cleaning bottles
IMG5 IMG8365
linens kitchen
spring collection enamelware
appetizer plates linens
IMG8244 IMG8287
lilac linens spring table setting
IMG7249 IMG6932
favorite pillows clean bottles collection
IMG8301
IMG8434
bath brush essentials
lilac french tumbler candle
IMG8271 IMG8866
willow vase bucket small willow vase
IMG6888 IMG9883
kitchen essentials baking sheets & parchment
m70 m71
pastry bag roll of 100 baking supplies
platter collection linens
m78 m79
baking supplies bread board collection
m82 m83
classic throws linen pillow covers
m85
m17
reclaimed bread boards
linen storage ideas
m88 m89
Baking pantry DIY
m92 m93
paper & stationery everyday tags

Monday, July 30, 2012

Salad for Supper | Chicken, Avocado, Sweet Corn, Red Peppers & Greens



Salad for Supper | Chicken, Avocado, Sweet Corn, Red Peppers & Greens

When I ask Mike what he'd like for dinner he usually says something "fresh & healthy" (if not steak and baked potatoes).  Humf.  Then, I explain to him that the blog readers don't want "fresh and healthy."  And honestly, neither do I!  Well, I guess that is not true... maybe you and I just need something that is fresh and healthy AND crave-able.  Because, if you're anything like me (and I'm guessing you are...) you're going to head to the cookie jar (or carton of ice cream) minutes after dinner if it didn't have enough oomph to be satisfying.   Oh, and the side of cheese bread helps, too.

This salad fits the "fresh and healthy" but still really flavorful bill for me.  It is somewhat like a cob salad - if I would've had bacon, I would've added it!  The avocado makes any dressing really creamy, the chicken makes it 'supper' worthy, and the crunchy sweet corn and red peppers are so perfect together. 

On another note, the packing has started (as you can see in the photo above, we're eating amongst packing paper at our table)!  I'm going to be purging the excess from our life and I can not wait.  It always feels so good to get down to what you really need and love - all other possessions will be outta here.  Easier said than done... wish me luck.  I'll be sharing my purging and packing journey over the next two weeks.

2 Very Large 
Supper Salads
Chicken, Avocado, Sweet Corn, Red Peppers & Greens

2 Chicken Breasts*
2 tablespoons of olive oil
sea salt & pepper
.......
1 head of lettuce*
1 Avocado, large dice
2 Ears of Corn, cut off of the cob
3 Green Onions, sliced
1 Red Pepper, diced
Cheese (I used parmesan, but cheddar would've been great, too)
Creamy Dressing (Green Goddess or Ranch)

*You could use a rotisserie chicken instead of roasting your own.
*I used a combination of bibb lettuce, radicchio and romaine.

Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet.  Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size.  Let them cool for about 10 minutes before slicing.

Cut lettuce into 1/2 inch pieces, then rinse twice and spin dry.  In a large bowl, combine avocado, sweet corn, green onions and red pepper.  With a fork, mash 1/2 of the avocado slightly to help it incorporate into the dressing.  Add cheese, lettuce and dressing.  Toss well.  Add chicken and toss a little bit more.

7 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy and light, perfect for summer! I have to ask...what did you do to make the delicious looking side of cheese bread?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks awesome, I love salad for dinner...husband...wants steak!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks really yum! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the salad recipe; and yes! we are also interested in light and healthy! And I look forward to the packing and moving posts. We are in the same boat!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Jenny Steffens Hobick6:40 PM

    Laura - we use a good old fashioned shredded cheese and mayo mixture... I know - terrible : ) I'll blog about the recipes someday.

    KellyT - I'll try to do more healthy... goodness knows I could use it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jenny Steffens Hobick6:42 PM

    Cathy - exactly... never fail, almost every time I ask him what he wants!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks great. I think I'm going to try to make this tonight. Yes! More fresh and healthy recipes, please!

    ReplyDelete

m60
m33
home entertaining and ifestyle expert
pinterest
twitter
instagram
join the
contact
facebook
LogoBlack2
m63
m62
m68
Mother's Day Sale - Free m11 ribbon m12 Pink Bakery boxes IMG8375 linens IMG0864 kitchen IMG8646 spring collection IMG8253 enamelware m74 pastry bag roll of 100 m75 baking supplies m31 IMG8645 home m6 IMG8992 recipe m66 m65
Subscribe