Category: Nutrition

Quick & Easy Salad

One of the easiest ways to add fresh vegetables into your diet, especially greens, is through a delicious salad. Contrary to popular belief, salad does not have to be a boring side dish – by pairing the right ingredients together, you can have a delicious and balanced meal that is full of nutrients.

I used chicken for this recipe, but feel free to use fish or any other meat. Alternatively, you could make this a side dish and leave out the meat entirely.

TIP: To save time, meal prep your chicken. If you cook some proteins at the beginning of the week and store them, it makes nightly meal preparation a breeze! Because I meal prepped my chicken, this entire dish took me 15 minutes!

Quick & Easy Salad

Serves 2

Vinaigrette

  • 1 clove of minced or grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • *Optional: A tablespoon of water if the vinaigrette is too strong

Salad

  • 2-3 oz portions of cooked chicken breast
  • Half apple, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons of walnuts
  • 2 large handfuls of arugula

Recipe:

Vinaigrette Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar.
  2. When the ingredients are combined, continue to whisk as you slowly drizzle the olive oil. This will help to emulsify the dressing.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.

Salad Preparation

  1. On 2 plates, arrange 1 large handful of greens, and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of vinaigrette.
  2. Place half of the apples, walnuts, and chicken on each plate.
  3. Finish with another drizzle of vinaigrette.
  4. Enjoy!