Chopped Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

We. Loved. This. Super easy and very flavorful salad. Not to mention my dad and my husband thought it was great and that’s impressive when it comes to serving salad for dinner.  I found the recipe on Pinterest from this site. 

Prep: 5 minutesish

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium pears, chopped
  • 1 cup dried Craisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled (I use Costco microwave bacon)
  • 4 to 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • Poppy seed Salad Dressing (I used Newman’s Own)

Directions:

Toss all ingredients together in a big salad bowl and serve!

Happy Eating!

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Curried Chicken Salad

I got this recipe from a cookbook my mother-in-law gave me (All-New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook..I did alter prep time and one ingredient) and I’ve made quite a few recipes from it and loved every one of them. The greatest thing about this cookbook is that all of the meals are already altered to healthier versions! I was inspired to make this as soon as I saw it because the week before I had eaten at a quaint coffee shop in downtown Omaha that had an amazing curried tuna salad…so I thought I’d give this recipe a whirl.

Prep: 12 minutes

Combine: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (8 0z) chopped cooked chicken breast (I used Costco’s Kirkland brand canned premium chicken breast packed in water but you can also buy a roasted chicken or roast one yourself)
  • 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled apple
  • 2 tablespoons diced pineapple (I used canned pineapple)
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 3 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (I am new to using curry powder…it was something unfamiliar and unknown, but now a new favorite seasoning!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Directions:

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Pour mayonnaise mixture over chicken mixture and stir. Sprinkle with almonds. Put in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat. I served it on fresh croissants…Yum!

The recipe says this yields 2 servings (I would say 4). My husband and I had it for 2 meals (1 dinner and 1 lunch).

Enjoy!