On Friday night we grilled chicken and kebabs and there was quite a bit leftover chicken. So I sliced it and added it to a salad, as I still had some of the $1 lettuce bags from last week’s trip. (We are now waiting for more lettuce leaves to grow in the garden after the first round of picking. I have been using a few leaves at a time for wraps or sandwiches too.)
As I went foraging for toppings for our dinner salad, I ended up with an all green salad.
Green Granny Smith Apple.
Green Onion Slices.
Green Romaine lettuce.
Because I was adding apple to the salad, I thought a homemade apple vinaigrette was in order.
And guys…you should know that Steve really liked this!Â I know what he was thinking when I put this salad in front of him, “A salad. Really? This isn’t man food.”
But here were the phrases that I heard uttered after the first bite, and every after every third bite that followed.
- Whoa. This is good.
- Hang on. This is really good.
- Wow. I didn’t know a salad could be this good.
- Honey, you out did yourself again. (He is easily pleased!)
So guys…give those salads a chance! (I think it was the dressing that got him this time.)
(Note: Recipe written below for 4 adults, even though our kiddos didn’t eat the lettuce…they had everything else.)
- 1 1/2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced or diced ($1.34) Perfect recipe to use up that batch grilled chicken
- 1 bag of Romaine lettuce ($1)
- 1 granny smith apple, chopped ($.25)
- 1 cup peas ($.40) Recent $.88/bag sale
- 2 green onion stalks, sliced ($.17) $.50/bunch sale this past week
- 1/4 cup oil ($.10)
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar ($.20)
- 2 Tbsp apple juice ($.03)
- 1 tsp sugar ($.01)
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt ($.01)
- Few dashes of pepper
- Throw all ingredients onto a salad.
- Shake oil, vinegar, apple juice, sugar, garlic salt, and pepper in a sealed container. Pour over salad.
Hope y’all had a superb July 4th weekend!!!